SA-NT Branch | Infectious diseases in the tropics (plus more!)
Amy Legg is the Top End Health Service Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist. She has just started a PhD into additive nephrotoxicity of penicillins and vancomycin. Her presentation will cover the basics of antimicrobial stewardship, key topical infectious diseases issues in the tropics (including what antibiotics are needed for a crocodile bite), and some topical issues that persist even outside the tropics (including penicillin allergy and the future of vancomycin).
- Describe key principles of antimicrobial stewardship
- Discuss key factors related to optimal antibiotic use in the tropics
- Detail how to take a good allergy history
This webinar will commence at 12:00pm ACST
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- Amy Legg, AMS Pharmacist & PhD Candidate, Royal Darwin Hospital, Top End Health Service (TEHS), NT
- Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management needs and practices
- Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
- Standard 5.3.3 Apply research evidence into practice
National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016
This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group-1 CPD (or 1 CPD credit), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2020/43.