UWaterloo launches course for health-care prescribers on antibiotic resistance

May 7, 2019

The University of Waterloo has launched a new course focused on teaching health-care providers in community settings how to better manage antibiotics. The course, called Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care, was launched with support from the Public Health Agency of Canada and drew on the expertise of several researchers and experts in the public health sector. “As antibiotic resistance grows, we run the risk that simple infections, like a scraped knee or strep throat, could once again kill,” said UWaterloo Professor Brett Barrett, who explained how antibiotic stewardship practices are necessary to slow antibiotic resistances. The course opened for enrollment at the beginning of May and is accredited for family physicians and pharmacists. UWaterloo (ON)