NPS Medicinewise - What's new http://www.nps.org.au en-au Latest tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests from NPS Medicinewise Copyright 2012 NPS Medicinewise Health/Medicines http://www.nps.org.au/__data/assets/image/0011/167159/RSSlogo.png What's new — NPS Medicinewise http://www.nps.org.au NPS MedicineWise Reducing Antibiotic Resistance Program: Urinary Tract Infections – Exploring Antibiotic Treatment Managing urinary tract infections (UTIs): An interactive case study and the latest issue of Medicinewise News. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/nps-medicinewise-reducing-antibiotic-resistance-program-urinary-tract-infections-exploring-antibiotic-treatment http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/nps-medicinewise-reducing-antibiotic-resistance-program-urinary-tract-infections-exploring-antibiotic-treatment Governance Officer (part time) Do you have excellent written and verbal communication skills? Are you able to form effective relationships with managers and external stakeholders? Great staff benefits! Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/governance-officer-part-time http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/governance-officer-part-time Clinical Adviser (part time) Are you a GP who wants to make a difference for more patients? Do you have an interest in clinical education, communication and clinical practice improvement? Are you excited by new challenges and opportunities? Are you looking for great staff benefits? Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-adviser-part-time http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-adviser-part-time Antibiotic Awareness Week — 17-23 Nov 2014 Help preserve the miracle of antibiotics and fight the growing threat of antibiotic resistance by learning how to effectively treat colds and flu and taking the pledge to become a resistance fighter Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/medicines/infections-and-infestations/antibiotics/for-individuals/join-the-fight-against-antibiotic-resistance http://www.nps.org.au/medicines/infections-and-infestations/antibiotics/for-individuals/join-the-fight-against-antibiotic-resistance Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014: Urgent action needed from doctors and patients to curb antibiotic resistance in Australia Evaluation research shows that patient expectations lead many GPs to prescribe antibiotics when they may not be effective. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-awareness-week-2014-urgent-action-needed-from-doctors-and-patients-to-curb-antibiotic-resistance-in-australia http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-awareness-week-2014-urgent-action-needed-from-doctors-and-patients-to-curb-antibiotic-resistance-in-australia Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014: Could Your Individual Prescribing Decisions be Contributing to Antibiotic Resistance? Research shows that many GPs continue to prescribe antibiotics to meet patient expectations, even when antibiotics are not indicated. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-awareness-week-2014-could-your-individual-prescribing-decisions-be-contributing-to-antibiotic-resistance http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-awareness-week-2014-could-your-individual-prescribing-decisions-be-contributing-to-antibiotic-resistance Preventing UTIs in aged-care residents Prevent UTIs by maintaining overall urinary tract health. Ensure proper hydration, maintain good perianal hygiene and promote healthy voiding habits Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/urine-bladder-and-kidney-problems/bladder-disorders/urinary-tract-infections/for-health-professionals/patients-in-aged-care-facilities/prevention http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/urine-bladder-and-kidney-problems/bladder-disorders/urinary-tract-infections/for-health-professionals/patients-in-aged-care-facilities/prevention Decisions and management for UTIs in elderly patients in aged care Diagnosing UTI in aged-care residents requires assessment of new signs and symptoms of genitourinary tract disease and consideration of other possible diagnoses Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/urine-bladder-and-kidney-problems/bladder-disorders/urinary-tract-infections/for-health-professionals/patients-in-aged-care-facilities/decision-management http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/urine-bladder-and-kidney-problems/bladder-disorders/urinary-tract-infections/for-health-professionals/patients-in-aged-care-facilities/decision-management Key issues for UTIs in elderly patients in aged-care Residents of aged-care facilities may be at risk of antibiotic resistant organisms by inappropriate use of antibiotics or contact with multidrug-resistant E coli carriers Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/urine-bladder-and-kidney-problems/bladder-disorders/urinary-tract-infections/for-health-professionals/patients-in-aged-care-facilities http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/urine-bladder-and-kidney-problems/bladder-disorders/urinary-tract-infections/for-health-professionals/patients-in-aged-care-facilities Pharmacological management of UTI in elderly patients in aged-care There are limited data for empirical use of antibiotics in aged-care facilities. See treatment algorithm based on expert opinion Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/urine-bladder-and-kidney-problems/bladder-disorders/urinary-tract-infections/for-health-professionals/patients-in-aged-care-facilities/pharmacological-management http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/urine-bladder-and-kidney-problems/bladder-disorders/urinary-tract-infections/for-health-professionals/patients-in-aged-care-facilities/pharmacological-management Appropriate use of antibiotics in aged-care facility residents Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern in aged-care facilities. Maintaining good urinary tract health and being aware of the most vulnerable patients helps Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2014/reducing-antibiotic-resistance/appropriate-use-of-antibiotics-in-aged-care-facility-residents http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2014/reducing-antibiotic-resistance/appropriate-use-of-antibiotics-in-aged-care-facility-residents Decisions and management for people with advanced dementia Treatment of UTI in people with advanced dementia should be concurrent with the patients’ therapeutic goals (eg comfort vs life prolongation). Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/urine-bladder-and-kidney-problems/bladder-disorders/urinary-tract-infections/for-health-professionals/patients-with-advanced-dementia http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/urine-bladder-and-kidney-problems/bladder-disorders/urinary-tract-infections/for-health-professionals/patients-with-advanced-dementia Antibiotic resistance and UTIs Treating urinary tract infections (UTIs) with antibiotics creates antibiotic resistant bacteria; a major problem. Can anything be done to prevent this? Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2014/reducing-antibiotic-resistance http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2014/reducing-antibiotic-resistance Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014: Imagine a world without antibiotics NPS MedicineWise is asking all Australians to imagine a world without antibiotics and join the fight against antibiotic resistance. 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