Antibacterial Antibiotics

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1h 39m
Updated 20 Dec 2023 Certificate

This Ausmed Course reviews the nature of antibacterial antibiotics: their indications, contraindications, adverse effects, drug interactions, dosages and length of treatment for specific infections.

Content

5 Video Units • 15 Questions
Pre-reflection
1 Question
Introduction
3m
Pretest
3 Questions
Overview of Antibacterial Antibiotics
4 Questions
18m
Beta-Lactams: Penicillins, Cephalosporins and Carbapenems
2 Questions
24m
Macrolides, Tetracyclines, Nitroimidazoles and Fosfomycin
2 Questions
17m
Nitrofurantoin, Lincosamides, Fluoroquinolones, Trimethoprim and Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole.
2 Questions
19m
Post-reflection
1 Question

What you'll learn:

1

Improve knowledge about the classification, indications, precautions, contraindications, adverse reactions, doses and drug interactions of antibacterial antibiotics.

2

Identify any problems relating to prescriptions of antibacterial antibiotics and communicate these with proposed solutions to the prescriber.

3

The ability to counsel patients on the correct use of antibacterial antibiotics with respect to dose, frequency of dosage and length of treatment.

Who it's for:

Pharmacists and healthcare professionals who are involved in the prescribing, dispensing and/or administration of antibacterial antibiotics throughout patient care.

Why it's needed:

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.

Purpose

The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to provide healthcare professionals with education relating to therapeutic properties of antibacterial antibiotics.

Topics

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Last updated20 Dec 2023

Published26 Oct 2020

Due for review30 Dec 2024
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