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."
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.
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:
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.
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