Paramedic Prescribers: New AMS (antimicrobial stewardship) out of hours e-learning programme available 


Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in partnership with the University of Southampton, the University of Oxford, the University of Bristol and University College London have launched a new AMS (antimicrobial stewardship) out of hours e-learning programme. This will be of interest to paramedic prescribers and all who are concerned about the challenges associated with overuse of antimicrobial medications.

Developed with the inclusion of real consultations, the e-learning includes resources designed for nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, GPs and others, prescribing antibiotics in community settings, out of hours, during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The e-learning sessions take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Topics are:

• session 1: managing patient expectations
• session 2: providing self-care advice
• session 3: delayed antibiotic prescribing
• session 4: giving safety netting advice

Key learning points and self-assessments are included in each session, to help learners reflect on their knowledge and a certificate is available to download on completion of each session. You can visit the (AMS) antimicrobial stewardship out of hours programme page to learn more about the e-learning, which is also available to the NHS health and care workforce via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).