Enhanced Verifiable CPD from the
University of Birmingham

Antibiotic prescribing

Welcome to this Dentaljuce module on prescribing antibiotics, which are a type of antimicrobial agent.

Over-prescription of antimicrobials is creating resistant organisms. It is estimated that, in the UK alone, 50,000 people a year acquire an antibiotic-resistant infection, and 2,000 die from it.

UK dentists prescribe 8% of all antibiotics in this country. But 80% of antibiotics world-wide actually go to farm animals as a feed additive - it makes them produce more meat.

By only using antibiotics when essential, health-care professionals can lead by example, and hopefully make a change that can genuinely help the planet.

This module takes you through the do's and dont's of antibiotic prescribing using the evidence to justify the advice given.

The Antibiotic Prescribing online learning module has clear and concise aims, objectives and anticipated outcomes, listed below. These will appear on the Dentaljuce Enhanced CPD Certificate, along with the time spent, dates, and detailed topics you studied within the module. Certificates can be printed at any time, covering any range of dates. Dentaljuce CPD complies with the UK GDC's requirements for enhanced verifiable continuing professional development.

Your Professional Development Plan (PDP)   
Regulatory authorities recommend that CPD/CE is undertaken based on learning needs that you have identified and entered into your PDP. Some authorities may not accept your CPD as verifiable unless it has been identified in the PDP before you undertake it.

Before starting this module, check that the learning outcomes are what you require, and that you have entered the need into your PDP. Here is an example PDP entry for this module.
What development needs have I? How will I address them? Target completion date Outcomes Date
Completed
Improve my knowledge of antibiotic prescribing Take the Dentaljuce Antibiotic Prescribing module • Know about antimicrobial stewardship.
• Know when antibiotics are, and are not, required as an adjunct to dental procedures.
• Know when antibiotics are, and are not, required for prophylaxis.
• Know which drugs and what doses are appropriate.
What development needs have I? Improve my knowledge of antibiotic prescribing
How will I address them? Take the Dentaljuce Antibiotic Prescribing module
Target completion date
Outcomes • Know about antimicrobial stewardship.
• Know when antibiotics are, and are not, required as an adjunct to dental procedures.
• Know when antibiotics are, and are not, required for prophylaxis.
• Know which drugs and what doses are appropriate.
Date completed


Module Aims and Outcomes   

Aim

The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this Dentaljuce module is to allow learners to develop their professional knowledge, understanding and management skills in antibiotic prescribing, in line with their identified personal development requirements.

Module objective
• to teach antibiotic stewardship.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
The learner will:
• know about antimicrobial stewardship.
• know when antibiotics are, and are not, required as an adjunct to dental procedures.
• know when antibiotics  are, and are not, required for prophylaxis.
• know which drugs and what doses are appropriate.
• through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.


GDC Principles
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC principles and the underlying standards:
• P7: Maintain, develop and work within your professional knowledge and skills


GDC Development Outcomes
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC Development Outcomes:
• DO C. (Clinical domain) Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice

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