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Healthcare Associated Infections

Raising Awareness of Antimicrobial Stewardship for Nurses and Midwives

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 work-based learning resource arising from the findings of the survey conducted -Read the report from the survey

Keep Antibiotics Working: 5 Key Messages for Health and Social Care Staff

One page information resource highlighting the five key messages around keeping antibiotics working was developed by NES/SAPG and reviewed by stakeholders working in care homes, hospices and care at home services and refined in line with feedback

Download Keep Antibiotics Working (pdf) or contact for hard copies.

Raising Awareness of Antimicrobial Stewardship for Nurses and Midwives

The resource aims to support nurses and midwives understanding and awareness of antimicrobial stewardship and the role that they have within this. The resources are suitable for all registered nurses and midwives across health and social care settings.   This resource addresses the learning needs and includes a pre-resource self-reflection activity and videos showcasing nurses experiences within antimicrobial stewardship.

Raising Awarness of Antimicrobial Stewardship For Nurses and Midwives- November 2019 (PDF)


Professor Fiona McQueen- Chief Nursing Officer- Scottish Government (Vimeo Extermal Link)


Jo McEwen, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Antimicrobial Stewardship- NHS Tayside (Vimeo Extermal Link)


 Lois Scobie, Senior Charge Nurse- Perth Royal Infirmary (Vimeo Extermal Link)