“Invitation: serious health game for antibiotic prescribing”

“The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College London cordially invites you to attend one of two half-day workshops on engagement with a serious health game for antibiotic prescribing.

The aim of the workshop is to understand engagement and evaluation challenges of games-based approaches to the global problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The emerging research programme on serious games is applied to antimicrobial prescribing, including the development of ‘On call: antibiotics’

The game presents different virtual patients that require management, with clinical information gradually provided to decide the diagnosis and management. Unlike typical educational products, players can opt to prescribe oral antibiotics, broad- or narrow-spectrum intravenous (IV) antibiotics, request further tests or discharge the patients without any treatment. Their decisions are scored by an algorithm that rewards accurate diagnosis and management and penalises rushed or delayed decisions. Different features promote constant interaction with the game. For example, the use of timers and scores, increasing case difficulty, immediate feedback on performance, and behavioural nudges and messages by peers, other healthcare professionals, patients, hospital management and governmental quality inspectors, also contribute to sustained commitment to desired behaviours.

There are two dates to choose from, this evenbrite is set up for Workshop 1, taking place on Tuesday 23 January – 13:00 – 17:00, Imperial College South Kensington Campus, Imperial College Union, Beit Quadrangle, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BB. Event including lunch and coffee break.

The workshop has a capacity of 25 people.”

Source: Eventbrite

Know more on AMR? See ‘AMR in one day’ on 25 January, 2018


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