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Archive: December 9, 2016

"A serious infection that cannot be overcome is one of the scariest things that can happen. It's a terrible feeling of being out of control."

- Patient

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest threats to human health and is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. Anyone, of any age, in any country, could be impacted. While it's normal for microbes to develop resistance to drugs, the way antimicrobials are currently being used is accelerating the process, and as a result common infections and minor injuries are becoming an increasingly greater threat to our well-being. Organizations from across the world are taking action and making progress on this issue, but is there anything patients, their families and patient advisors can do to help?

We believe there is.

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Objective

At the end of this interactive session, participants will leave with at least one practical idea to partner with patients on this issue as a result of their increased understanding of:

  • Findings from a recently published article on this topic (see references section below)
  • Successful approaches to partner with patients in promoting appropriate use of antimicrobials
  • Available resources

Speakers and moderator:

  • Kim Neudorf – Patient Champion, Patients for Patient Safety Canada and co-author of Engaging patients in antimicrobial resistance and stewardship will present the findings from this article.

  • A panel of patients and providers from developed and developing countries will share how they partnered with patients to promote appropriate use of antimicrobials
  • Theresa Malloy-Miller - Patient Champion, Patients for Patient Safety Canada will moderate the dialogue between the panellists and participant

References and resources

Patient engagement in AMR and AMS

Designed by patient/family champions for champions this interactive webinar is offered by the World Health Organization Patients for Patient Safety Programme in partnership with Patients for Patient Safety Canada. For this session the term patient safety champion includes any individual that volunteers as a patient/family representative in programs, groups, networks and/or organizations working to improve quality and safety in healthcare.

For more information contact patients@cpsi-icsp.ca.