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Healthcare Associated Infections

Antimicrobial Stewardship Workbook

As part of the multi-professional team approach to antimicrobial stewardship there is increasing recognition of the critical role of nurses and midwives in antimicrobial administration, management and monitoring.

These resources are part of the intermediate layer of the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway.  Further information about the pathway is available on the pathway webpage.


NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) have developed a work-based learning workbook arising from the findings of the survey conducted -Read the report from the survey.  In addition to the workbook, there are other resources available to promote and implement the education locally in practice.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Workbook

Patient Safety Educational Scenario

Resource pack for health boards



The purpose of this workbook is to support registered nurses and midwives learning around antimicrobial stewardship and support the care of patients with infections.  The workbook can be under taken in bite sized chunks, includes learning activities to be undertaken in practice and can provide outcomes and evidence for NMC revalidation and e-KSF.

Download the interactive Antimicrobial Stewardship Workbook (pdf)

Download the print version Antimicrobial Stewardship Workbook (pdf)

NB. Once you have downloaded the interactive workbook please ensure that you save this to your PC before you start to work your way through and enter notes.  

Available as an iBook - free to download from iTunes at:

Your feedback is valuable to helping us improve our resources.  Please take a few minutes to complete the online evaluation form and let us know your thoughts on the workbook.

Important News

NES and SAPG have been working to identify a way to allow health boards to record completions of the workbook and as a result, the resource is now available to self-register on learnPro NHS, by searching for NES: Antimicrobial Stewardship Workbook. The workbook itself will still be completed out with learnPro NHS, however there is now a completion and sign off mechanism available to assist health boards in monitoring and reporting completions.

Patient Safety Education Scenario

This provides an overview of the workbook, how it can be used and applied in practice for the benefit of patient safety, opportunities for evidencing educational impact to assist with e-KSF and NMC revalidation and ideas for local implementation strategies. Download the scenario (pdf).

Resource pack for health boards

This multi-professional resource pack will provide the tools to assist health boards to promote and support the use of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Education Workbook locally in practice.  Hard copies of the resource pack have been sent to Infection Control Managers and HAI Education leads.  We would encourage you to make the electronic resource pack  available on your health board intranet.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Workbook Resource Pack (zip folder) 

Associated materials

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Resource launched March 2015, Update January 2016.  Currently under review.