Appropriate use of Antimicrobials & Common Infections in Aged Care

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This module explores key requirements for ensuring antimicrobials are prescribed and administered according to best practice guidance.

It explains factors contributing to infection risk in the elderly and the principles of antimicrobial management which contribute to successful Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Prescribing guidelines are discussed, as well as the concept of broad versus narrow spectrum antimicrobials, and special considerations for antimicrobial use in aged care residents.

The efficacy of antimicrobials can be optimised and the risk of adverse effects minimised by awareness of important administration and use instructions which are explained.

The appropriate use of topical antimicrobials, particularly antifungal/corticosteroid preparations such as Hydrozole are highlighted.

Key points regarding the management and use of antimicrobials for common infections in the elderly – urinary tract infections, respiratory infections including pneumonia, and skin infections including cellulitis and wound/ulcer infections – complete this highly informative and relevant learning course.

Medi-Learn is a comprehensive education platform for those working in aged care. Our platform offers high-quality, up-to-date content to support learning and career growth and our team of experienced clinical pharmacists work together to ensure accuracy and relevance in all our learning materials. We are dedicated to helping our users succeed and welcome feedback to continually improve our offerings.

All delegations of nursing staff in residential aged care homes.

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