Category Archives: A/m resistance

UPNG May revision M Med sessions – presentations and further references

2nd May 2017 UPNG Infection prevention and control including TB IC Ferguson– presentation The incredible story of Dr Ignaz Semmelweis in Vienna, Austria. Hand Hygiene Australia- education resource page – see the Hand Hygiene Dance from Geneva demonstrate the 5 Moments and ‘Glen’s … Continue reading

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Antibiotic resistance and prescribing presentation & quiz- Year 5 UPNG

Here is a copy of the presentation from the session given to year 5 Medicine students, February 2017 : year-5-presentation-ferguson-2017-b.  Please send me your comments or further questions or put down a comment on this web posting! Here are the pre-session … Continue reading

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Extrapolating key antibiotic susceptibilities for Staphylococcus aureus

Originally posted on AIMED – Let's talk about antibiotics:
Indicator antibiotic tested Result Extrapolates to Also susceptible (but not first line) Betalactamase production and/or penicillin susceptibility ? Susceptible ? ? benzylpenicillin ampicillin/ amox dicloxacillin flucloxacillin cephalexin cefazolin Later generation…

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Helicobacter pylori antibiotic resistance dilemmas and key questions

Originally posted on AIMED – Let's talk about antibiotics:
Helicobacter pylori infection is thought to be the most common bacterial infection worldwide. Whilst the prevalence of H. pylori is decreasing rapidly in Europe, Australia and the USA, where on average 10-15% of…

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Antimicrobial resistance: WHY it matters, HOW did it arise and WHAT can we do about it – PNG focus

Global status of AMR with focus on PNG Medical Symposium Sept 2015 Why does AMR matter? Antimicrobial resistance kills- mortality higher for resistant pathogens AMR hampers the control of infectious diseases – prolonged infectivity – eg. MDR-TB AMR increases the … Continue reading

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Role of pathologists (microbiology) in antimicrobial resistance control – presentation from PNG symposium

PNG symposium , pathologist meeting presentation –  Role of pathologists in AMR control Ferguson PNG Sept 2015. Microbiology underpins every process to do with AMR control (see graphic from react.org below).  Pathology registrars and pathologists need to develop expertise across … Continue reading

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Antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) – EUCAST, CLSI, ECOFFs and Clinical Breakpoint determination

EUCAST is increasingly becoming the dominant international standard for various reasons and its procedures and documentation, including breakpoint tables are available online for free.  For a recent overview of EUCAST, see this Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2014 lecture (free access). … Continue reading

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Australia releases first National Strategy to address Antimicrobial Resistance

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This week Health Minister, Susan Ley and Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce released a statement regarding the publication of Australia’s first national strategy to address antimicrobial resistance. The strategy covers the…

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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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Role of microbiologists in antimicrobial resistance control – TU, Kathmandu 23Apr15

Role of microbiologists in AMR control 23Apr15 TU Ferguson Some links to consider: WHO Laboratory Quality Management System Handbook 2011 (pdf) EUCAST standards and teaching materials Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Hospitals: Chapter 7, The Role of Microbiology Services. Global Antibiotic … Continue reading

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