The course is based upon the Antibiotic Drug Guidelines (3rd Edition, 2011), formulated by Fiji's Ministry of Health. The guidelines essentially represent an attempt to rationalize the use of antibiotics available on Fiji's Essential Drugs Formulary (EMF), and to establish pharmacological consistency in the treatment of various infectious diseases.
The course is based upon the Antibiotic Drug Guidelines (3rd Edition, 2011), formulated by Fiji's Ministry of Health. The guidelines essentially represent an attempt to rationalize the use of antibiotics available on Fiji's Essential Drugs Formulary (EMF), and to establish pharmacological consistency in the treatment of various infectious diseases. All recommended therapies are either evidence-based or universally accepted. However, it should be noted that treatments may vary according to individual clinical features presenting for a patient, and therefore, should be modified to suit local conditions and environment.The main aim of the course is to present the existing information (Antibiotic Drug Guidelines) in a more user-friendly manner through the breakdown of information into easy to manage modules. Moreover, in order to enhance the learning experience of the user (health worker/student), and to ensure a superior visual experience, relevant infographics and images related to disease conditions have been added where possible.
After completion of the course, the students shall be able to understand:
- Cardiovascular System Infections
- Respiratory Tract Infections (Upper and Lower)
- Gastrointestinal and Intra-Abdominal Infections
- Central Nervous System Infections
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Septicemia & Generalized Infections
- Non-Surgical (Medical) Antibiotic Prophylaxis
- Female Genital Tract and Obstetric Infections
- Sexually-transmitted Infections (STIs)
- Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis
- Skin, Muscle and Bone Infections
- Eye Infections
- Dental Infections
- Infections in Children
- Special Infections
- Treatment of Tuberculosis
- Opportunistic Infections of HIV
- Treatment of Anaphylaxis
- Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Module - 1: Introduction to Antimicrobials
Module - 2: Antibiotics Use - General Guidelines
Module - 3: Cardiovascular System Infections
Module - 4: Respiratory Tract Infections
Module - 5: Gastrointestinal & Intra-abdominal Infections
Module - 6: Central Nervous System (CNS) Infections
Module - 7: Urinary Tract Infections
Module - 8: Septicemia and Generalized Infections
Module - 9: Non-Surgical (Medical) Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Module - 10: Malaria
Module - 11: Female Genital Tract and Obstetric Infections
Module - 12: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Module - 13: Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Module - 14: Skin, Muscle and Bone Infections
Module - 15: Eye Infections
Module - 16: Dental Infections
Module - 17: Infections in Children
Module - 18: Special Infections
Module - 19: Treatment of Tuberculosis
Module - 20: Opportunistic Infections in HIV
Module - 21: Treatment of Anaphylaxis
Module - 22: Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
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The course is based on the Antibiotic Drug Guidelines by Fiji's Ministry of Health. These assist in explaining the use of antibiotics in treating various infectious diseases.
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