Pfizer India launches online training platform for nurses

Courses will focus on infection prevention control and antimicrobial stewardship practices

Pfizer India and Americares India Foundation announced the launch of OPEN-AMR, an online platform for educating nurses on antimicrobial resistance. Americares India Foundation, a health-focused relief and development organization, joined as an implementing partner. OPEN-AMR is a web-based platform accessible to any nurse anywhere in India in seven different languages: English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Marathi.

Courses on the platform are available for nurses and hospitals free of charge. Courses will focus on infection prevention and control (IPC) practices and antimicrobial stewardship practices (AMSP) in the context of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The platform was unveiled during the Antimicrobial Resistance Summit 2022 on June 9 by KK Shailaja Teacher, Former Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Kerala and Dr Atul Goel, Director General of Health Services, Indian government.

The design of the audio-visual courses and the complete program was a multi-step process and involved several experts and stakeholders from Pfizer, Americares India Foundation and Medvarsity, the technical partner of this program. Courses are available to all nurses, in various titles and levels of education and professional experience, from students to administrators and nursing supervisors. After initial registration, nurses can select the course that best meets their professional requirements and receive a certificate upon completion of each course.

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