185608 - Audit - General Practice National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (GP NAPS)
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To optimise antibiotic prescribing by reflecting on the results of the General Practice National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (GP NAPS) and implementing relevant quality improvement activities.Relevance to General Practice
This activity is relevant to general practice as antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest threats to human health today. In the Australian community there are increasing rates of some antimicrobial-resistance organisms.
Overuse of antibiotics is one of the main causes of antimicrobial resistance. In Australia, 47 per cent of the population is prescribed at least one antibiotic each year, with 88 per cent of antibiotics being prescribed by GPs.
This activity will undertake an evidence-based approach using antibiotic prescribing data and meaningful analysis to drive antibiotic prescribing improvement activities.
It will provide GPs with a valuable learning experience in both terms of improving prescribing and learning how to develop practice-wide strategies for reducing antibiotic prescribing.
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
Effective communication is used in challenging situations
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
Rational prescribing and medication monitoring is undertaken
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
Current and emerging public health risks are effectively managed
D4. Professional and ethical role
Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed
D5. Organisational and legal dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health
- Children and young people health
The University of Melbourne's Department of General Practice National Centre for Antimicrobial StewardshipActivity sponsor
NoneThis activity is also available on these dates
Victoria Harbour Medical Centre, Tenancy 2 & 3, 850 Collins St