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Development of a veterinary antimicrobial stewardship online training program for Australian veterinarians: A national collaborative effort

Norris, J.M., Heller, J., Gibson, J.S., Hardefeldt, L.Y., Hyndman, T.H., Nielsen, T.D., Ward, M.P, Govendir, M., Chambers, J.P., Browning, G.F., Wingett, K. and Britton, S. (2019) Development of a veterinary antimicrobial stewardship online training program for Australian veterinarians: A national collaborative effort. Australian Veterinary Journal, 97 (8). pp. 290-291.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1111/avj.12821
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Abstract

Initiatives that reduce the selective pressures on microbes created by unnecessary antimicrobial use in all sectors of animal health are critical to the global reduction of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). A veterinary antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) online training program (www.vetams.org) was developed to assist veterinarians in reducing and rationalising their use of antimicrobial agents in clinical practice. This was a collaborative project, with representation from Australian and New Zealand veterinary schools, supported by the Veterinary Schools of Australia and New Zealand and funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

A panel was created, consisting of academics with expertise in veterinary microbiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, public health and clinical practice. Resources were developed by the panel and these were integrated within an interactive online system (B Online Learning Systems) that allowed scenario‐centred learning for veterinarians across all areas of practice.

The modules that were developed cover the following topics.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Veterinary Journal
Page Range: pp. 290-291
Publisher: Wiley
Copyright: © 2019 Australian Veterinary Association
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/50200
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