A Young Scientist looking through a micr

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the major challenges facing modern healthcare. 

 

Education has a fundamental role to play in combating antimicrobial resistance. 

AWARE is an interprofessional community committed to education and engagement in antimicrobial resistance and stewardship in Wales.

 

Click here to see a map showing where in Wales members are located. If you'd like to be part of AWARE and your site is not represented, e-mail AWARE so that it can be added.

RESOURCES
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About AWARE

The aims of the AWARE project are:

1. To be a supportive community of practice where ideas, good practice and resources can be shared.

2. To build up an accurate, comprehensive picture of the AMR/AMS education and public engagement currently taking place across Wales, relating to particular professional groups, levels of training or geographical areas.

The eventual goals are a Welsh health workforce in which all staff are educated appropriately in AMR and AMS, and an engaged and informed Welsh public.

The group is interprofessional and Wales-wide. AWARE is open to all members of the Welsh healthcare workforce or students who are involved in training or educating staff, students or the public about antimicrobial stewardship and resistance,  E-mail AWARE if you want to be involved.

You can also find some information about the Clinical Infection Therapy CPD course which runs annually at Swansea University Medical School here.

 

AWARE Resources

More resources are also available on the medical student pages

Bugs

Can you solve these?!

Drugs

The Drugs crib-sheet is a basic introduction to antibiotic spectra for students, designed to be read after the Bugs crib-sheet.

Please note information has been simplified to student level, and it is not suitable for experienced practitioners or as a clinical decision-making guide

Some useful external resources

The 'caller' has the question sheet, everyone else has the bingo grid. Shout 'penicillin' when you complete a row! 

You can also adapt the difficulty level using this as a template

 

AWARE survey 2019

Number of hours AMR/AMS education by members of AWARE
2019
All Wales data
Number of individuals educated by members of AWARE
2019
All Wales data

If you are an AWARE member and would like a graphical representation of the breakdown of provision to staff groups and the public reported from your own individual Health Board please contact AWARE

This data was compiled from the responses to the AWARE 2019 end-of-year survey by SUMS undergraduate project student Dominic Gilbert. Since not all sites submitted responses, it is an underestimate of the total activity.

 

Clinical Infection Therapy Course 2020

 

This highly-regarded course has been running  successfully since 2015. Staff from all the Health Boards in Wales have attended. It covers many aspects of clinical infection and microbiology, antimicrobial resistance and stewardship. It is suitable for all healthcare  professionals interested in infection and antibiotics. Please get in touch if you or a colleague are interested.

Unfortunately due to the ongoing COVID19 situation the course for 2020 has had to be postponed.

© 2020 by Angharad Davies for AWARE