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Antibiotic Policies - Anesthesiology

Antibiotic Policies - Anesthesiology

Antibiotic Policies - Anesthesiology

Andrew Ferguson
Andrew Ferguson
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 19 Jul 2018
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Last updated: 08 Aug 2018

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This session will review the incidence, mechanisms and implications of antimicrobial resistance in hospital practice. Using this as the background, we will discuss the role played by appropriate antimicrobial prescribing and administration in reducing the spread of resistance. We will also look at the implications of Clostridium difficile infection, and review current best practice on endocarditis prophylaxis, along with approaches to empirical antimicrobial therapy.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Describe the incidence and importance of antimicrobial resistance in hospital practice and the factors contributing to it
• Discuss the aetiology, diagnosis and therapy of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea
• Classify the use of antimicrobial agents based on the therapeutic aims
• Classify surgical procedures according to their risk of microbial contamination
• Discuss the appropriate use of perioperative (surgical) antibiotic prophylaxis
• Define the role of antibiotic policies in optimizing antibiotic therapy episodes and describe an appropriate empirical antibiotic approach to common infections
Andrew Ferguson

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Andrew Ferguson
on behalf of Health Education England

Dr. Andrew Ferguson is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Craigavon Area Hospital in Northern Ireland, and also Assistant Professor of Medicine (Critical Care) and Anaesthesia at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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