Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance - On Demand

  • $60.00 incl. GST for PSNZ members
  • $180.00 incl. GST for NZHPA members
  • $180.00 incl. GST for non-members

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About this learning module;

This learning consists of a 2-hour webinar, supplementary readings and a multichoice assessment to test your knowledge.

This learning activity has been accredited by PSNZ Education (Professional Development and Training) for 3 hours of professional learning and is suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s records for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

This learning can be used for your annual recertification requirements -

Presented by:

Dr Michelle Balm

Dr Michelle Balm is an Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist based in Wellington, where she works at both Capital & Coast District Health Board and Wellington Southern Community Laboratories. Her undergraduate training was at Otago University.

Michelle’s interest in infectious diseases (ID) was confirmed after doing a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at Liverpool School of Tropical medicine and then volunteering with Medicins sans Frontiers in South Sudan. She completed her ID and Microbiology fellowships in Wellington and Singapore. These experiences made her passionate about preventing, diagnosing and managing infections, and led to a particular interest in antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship. She also loves coffee, her dog and beaches, and activities that can combine all three.

Course Information:

On completion of this course, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Describe the drivers for antimicrobial resistance
  • Describe the consequences of antimicrobial resistance
  • Explain recent rates of key multidrug-resistant organisms in New Zealand and globally
  • Explain the principles of antimicrobial stewardship
  • Describe the collateral damage of antimicrobials
  • Identify how to become an antimicrobial steward

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