Competencies for junior specialist (introductory level) and for a senior specialist (expert level):

  • Promote the importance of prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), including antibiotic prophylaxis. Highlight the human, economic and wider public health burden of AMR and communicate it to the decision-makers of the healthcare organisation and the community
  • Identify the specific local determinants of AMR in the healthcare organisation
  • Implement surveillance of AMR in the healthcare organisation; participate in national and international surveillance schemes.
  • Formulate and propose appropriate indicators concerning the identification and control of AMR, taking into account the official policy on internal transfer of information
  • Participate and involve infection control committee members in periodic evaluations (audits) of antimicrobial usage for treatment and prophylaxis
  • Contribute to the training of HCWs in antimicrobial usage, including prescription practice, dispensing and audit of usage

Competencies for a junior specialist - introductory level

  • Implement a plan to reduce AMR in the healthcare organisation, based on findings related to local determinants and focused on decreasing overuse and misuse of antimicrobial agents and limiting cross-infection and contamination
  • Involve key people in the implementation of a plan to reduce AMR in the healthcare organisation

Competencies for a senior specialist - expert level

  • Prepare a plan to reduce AMR in the healthcare organisation, based on findings related to local determinants and focused on decreasing overuse and misuse of antimicrobial agents and limiting cross-infection and contamination
  • Identify and involve key people in the implementation of a plan to reduce AMR in the healthcare organisation