AMR-EDUCare – EduCation on Antimicrobial REsistance for the health workforce
Programme: EU4Health Programme
Project Status: ONGOING (March 2023 – October 2025)
What aims and scope
The AMR-EDUCare project aims to reduce the spread and exposure to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) by strengthening continuous professional development and training of the healthcare workforce and filling the current educational gap on AMR for both clinical and non-clinical health workforce. AMR-EDUCare will develop training for AMR prevention that focuses on behaviour change and digital upskilling in the areas of antimicrobial prescription, waste management and patient empowerment.
How it will become possible
The project will develop training programmes targeting medical doctors, health management professionals, nurses, and community pharmacists in six EU countries where AMR is particularly high and where training programmes on AMR prevention are lacking. These include Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Hungary and Lithuania. The practical teaching methodology of the trainings will combine clinical and technical topics with soft skills, such as patient communication, digital skills, and behaviour change interventions. The content of the training modules will be based on a detailed needs analysis and on the results of consultations with health professionals. Trainings will be developed and delivered in cooperation with academic institutions from the six target countries, European and national health professional associations and member state authorities.
Where EHMA delivers
EHMA will play an important role in securing the long-term sustainability of the project’s training materials and resources by developing a business model for their commercialisation beyond the project lifetime. Further, to ensure that the trainings respond to the needs of the health workforce, EHMA will set up a health management professionals working group that will inform the development and content of the modules. In particular, EHMA will organise a multi-disciplinary co-creation workshop to identify existing skills and competence gaps, in particular in the areas of procurement, logistics, and planning of antimicrobial waste management.
This project is co-funded by the Eu4Health programme of the European Union under Grant Agreement number 101101208. This page and the publications contained herein only reflect the author’s views. The European Union is not liable for any use that might be made of the information contained in this page and publications.
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