Interested in taking part in a study on Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Community Setting?
Please see below:
"We are a medication safety research group with a key focus on promoting judicious use of antimicrobials. Our team consists of researchers, practitioners, policy making team and research candidates (PhD and Masters students) based at School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at Griffith University. We are reaching out regarding participation in an interview that explores strategies to reduce antimicrobial resistance through optimisation of antimicrobial use in the community setting. Please find attached advertisement flyer.
We are interested in learning the views of key stakeholders on current Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) practices and perspectives regarding the optimisation of antimicrobial use in the community setting. This project is approved by the Griffith University Human Research Ethics Committee approval (GU Ref No: 2022/537).
To participate in this study, you need to be a General practitioner, Pharmacist, Nurse, AMS and/ Infection Prevention Control Coordinator, Medical Laboratory Scientists and Laboratory Managers or AMS staff at Queensland Health, supporting or working in South East Queensland, Australia (i.e., community-based health services organisations e.g., general practice clinics, private/ outpatient clinics, aged care, home care, primary health network, medical laboratories, community pharmacies etc.).
What will I be asked to do?
You will be required to participate in a 25-to-40-minute interview with a researcher either in person at a mutually convenient location or via Microsoft Teams at a time nominated by you and according to your preference. You will be asked to share your experiences about current practices and perspectives on optimisation of AMS services in community setting. For providing your valuable time, you will be offered a $35 voucher. I have attached an information sheet for additional information.
The expected benefits of the research:
The information collected from this research will inform future development of strategies to eliminate unnecessary antimicrobial use and enhance appropriateness of antimicrobial prescribing and its use in the community setting.
If you would like to find out more information about this study, please contact the Chief Investigator, Associate Professor Sohil Khan on 0450484786 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in participating, please contact the Student Researcher, Rose Okonkwo on 0478007389 or email@example.com."
The Participant Information Sheet is available via firstname.lastname@example.org