This Ausmed Course reviews the nature of antibacterial antibiotics: their indications, contraindications, adverse effects, drug interactions, dosages and length of treatment for specific infections.
- Penicillins, carbapenems, cephalosporins;
- Macrolides, aminoglycosides, tetracyclines;
- Nitroimidazoles, linezolid, fosfomycin;
- Lincosamides, polypeptides, trimethoprim, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, nitrofurantoin.
Dispensing of antimicrobial medicines is fundamental in professional pharmacy practice. It involves a strong patient and ethical focus, as well as ongoing education in order to have a positive impact on patient outcomes. Pharmacists, as providers of medicines and advisors to medicine use, must fully understand the concepts and practical applications of these topics.
A knowledge of antibacterial antibiotics: their nature, indications, contraindications, adverse effects, drug interactions, dosages and duration of treatment for specific infections.
The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to provide healthcare professionals with education relating to therapeutic properties of antibacterial antibiotics.
- Improve knowledge about the classification, indications, precautions, contraindications, adverse reactions, doses and drug interactions of antibacterial antibiotics.
- Identify any problems relating to prescriptions of antibacterial antibiotics and communicate these with proposed solutions to the prescriber.
- The ability to counsel patients on the correct use of antibacterial antibiotics with respect to dose, frequency of dosage and length of treatment.
Pharmacists and healthcare professionals who are involved in the prescribing, dispensing and/or administration of antibacterial antibiotics throughout patient care.
No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.