Monthly Archives: May 2015

Lets talk about antibiotics – Australian blog focused on practical stewardship

A I M E D stands for five essential principles relating to optimal use of antimicrobials : This site aims to discuss antimicrobial stewardship issues of local relevance to prescribers, pharmacists and other interested groups. This site is supported by a brains … Continue reading

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Antimicrobial resistance control at Nepal Society for Internal Medicine (SIMON) conference 2015- presentations

1. Dr Abdul Ghafur: Indian Recommendations For Stewardship- the Chennai Declaration simoncon1 Ghafur April 2015 2. A/Prof John Ferguson: Physicians as antibiotic ‘stewards’ and practical therapeutic approaches that can reduce antimicrobial resistance  Global status of AMR with focus on Nepal FERGUSON … Continue reading

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Room temperature bubble-through water chambers for patient oxygen supply are an infection hazard and do not provide significant humidification!

These commonly used devices are usually contaminated with environmental Gram negative bacteria that like moist environments – eg. Pseudomonas species, Alcaligenes, coliforms and other. These organisms may be multi-resistant.  The physics of humidification show that these room temperature devices do NOT … Continue reading

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