A course on antimicrobials prescribing in a hospital setting.
Developed in collaboration with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC), this module deals with antimicrobials prescribing in a hospital setting.
This course focuses on and provides an opportunity to reinforce your knowledge of appropriate antimicrobial prescribing. You will treat Mrs Clark, a 60 year old retired teacher, who has been referred to the emergency department by her General Practitioner with fever, generalized myalgia, left loin pain and irritative lower urinary tract symptoms.
On completion of this course, you should be able to:
- describe the key components of appropriate antimicrobial prescribing
- differentiate between prophylactic, empirical and directed therapy
- outline the major adverse effects of antimicrobial therapy
- implement a systematic approach to using current antimicrobial guidelines for prescribing.