The Role for Pharmacy Education to Overcome the Problem on Antimicrobial Resistance

Avanti, Christina and Herawati, Fauna and Aditama, Lisa and Yulia, Rika (2017) The Role for Pharmacy Education to Overcome the Problem on Antimicrobial Resistance. In: The 2nd International Conference On Pharmacy Education and Research Network of ASEAN (ASEAN PharmNET 2017), 21 & 22 November 2017, Grand Season Hotel, Kuala Lumpur . (Submitted)

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INTRODUCTION The role of pharmacy higher education is to educate professionals and create graduates who are ready to become rational health practitioners in improving the health and quality of life of the surrounding community. OBJECTIVES Increase awareness of health practitioners, increase knowledge and improving behavior of the community on antimicrobial resistance. METHODS Corresponding Tridarma of Higher Education that includes Teaching, Research and Community services, the first thing to do is mapping of the current condition by involving students to conduct surveys in various primary health centers, pharmacies, and hospitals in several areas to map the profile of antibiotics use and antimicrobial sensitivity pattern. Survey results are summarized into a database that can be referred to and serve as a baseline data for further action. The data is also published to meet the lack of comprehensive data published in Indonesia. Subsequently community service was devoted to interventions for the improvement of knowledge and behavior. OUTCOMES Feedback to improve the content of infectious disease management topics in the curricula by incorporating available survey and publication data as issues to be discussed by the students. Teaching modules for knowledge enhancement and awareness of rational antibiotic use, knowledge of surveillance, resistant bacteria, and their impact to the community. Soft skill education resulting in better communication and collaboration among health personnel. In terms of behavior, include the hand washing habits, rational prescribing and the application of evidence-based practice. RECOMMENDATION Pharmacy higher education needs to play an active role in helping society to increase awareness and help prevent antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pharmacy Education, Awareness, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Faculty of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2017 05:10
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2021 15:43

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