Choosing Wisely Australia resources for clinicians

Antibiotic Awareness Week

 

Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual, global event to raise awareness about the serious health issue of antibiotic resistance. This year, Antibiotic Awareness Week will be held from 14 - 20 November 2016. Get links to CPD activities, guidelines and publications on our antibiotics resources page for clinicians.

 

List of resources for clinicians


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The Emergency Care Institute (ECI) offers resources for health professionals managing patients who are reaching the end of life in the emergency department.

ASCIA has produced an extensive range of resources to assist in the management of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions).

ASCIA has published a position statement on unorthodox techniques for diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune disorders.

Resources about antibiotics for clinicians, including guidelines, continuing professional development (CPD) and tools, calculators and apps.

Clinical e-audit for GPs - Reflect on your management of 10 patients aged ≥ 75 years old using 5 or more medicines and prescribed an antipsychotic, benzodiazepine or an opioid. Access the clinical e-audit on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Benzodiazepines are widely used and one of the most commonly misused classes of prescription drugs in Australia. Dependence on benzodiazepines is more likely to occur with prolonged use and is becoming of increasing concern. Read about benzodiazepine dependence risk on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Clinical e-audit for GPs - Reflect on your management of 10 patients aged ≥ 75 years old using 5 or more medicines and prescribed an antipsychotic, benzodiazepine or an opioid. Access the clinical e-audit on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Blood is a precious resource generously donated by volunteers. Learn more about using blood and blood products appropriately to prevent wastage.

ASCIA has produced an extensive range of resources to assist in the management of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions).

ASCIA has published a position statement on unorthodox techniques for diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune disorders.

The Emergency Care Institute (ECI) offers resources for health professionals managing patients who are reaching the end of life in the emergency department.

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are indicated for heartburn, reflux, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcers. Learn more about prescribing PPIs.

The Emergency Care Institute (ECI) offers resources for health professionals managing patients who are reaching the end of life in the emergency department.

The increasing morbidity and disability that accompanies ageing encourages a greater dependence on medicines to cure, slow the progression of, or reduce symptoms of disease. Read about medicines for an ageing population on the NPS MedicineWise website.

A prescribing cascade occurs when a new medicine is prescribed to 'treat' an adverse reaction to another drug in the mistaken belief that a new medical condition requiring treatment has developed. Read about the prescribing cascade on the Australian Prescriber website.

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are indicated for heartburn, reflux, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcers. Learn more about prescribing PPIs.

Blood is a precious resource generously donated by volunteers. Learn more about using blood and blood products appropriately to prevent wastage.

Last reviewed 01 March 2016

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