Pharmaceutical Care of Antibiotics e-learning
References and further reading:
United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association Statement on Pharmaceutical Care.
Start Smart - Then Focus Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit for English Hospitals (March 2015)
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guideline 15: Antimicrobial stewardship - systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use (2015)
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guideline 183: Drug Allergy - Diagnosis and Management (2014)
MHRA yellow card reporting
British National Formulary
Surviving Sepsis Guidelines
UK teratology information service
Moore et al. Clostridium difficile: microbiology and infection. Clinical Pharmacist (2012) 4: 250-254.
Antimicrobial stewardship: an evidence-based, antimicrobial self-assessment toolkit (ASAT) for acute hospitals. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. (2010).
Gilchrist et al. Clostridium difficile: managing infections. Clinical Pharmacist (2012) 4: 257-261.
Clostridium difficile infection: risk with broad spectrum antibiotics. NICE Evidence summary: Medicines prescribing briefings (2015)
Renal Drug Handbook 4th edition. Ashley and Dunleavy 2014
Gentamicin: dose regimens and monitoring, PharmJ (2015)
Wickens et al. The increasing role of pharmacists in antimicrobial stewardship in English hospitals. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. (2004) 54 (2): 295-298.
Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer (2011)
Securing new drugs for future generations: The pipeline of antibiotics report (2015)
UK 5 year antimicrobial resistance strategy 2013-2018.
Thomson et al. Development and evaluation of vancomycin dosage guidelines designed to achieve new target concentrations. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. (2009) 63 (5): 1050-1057.
Updated guidance on the management and treatment of Clostridium difficile infection, Public Health England (2013)
UKMI Medicines in lactation specialist advisory service
RCOG Green Top Guideline 64a: Sepsis in Pregnancy, Bacterial
RCOG Green Top Guideline 64b: Sepsis following Pregnancy, Bacterial
Durham et al. Adverse reactions to drugs. BMJ 1998;316:1511.
Become an Antibiotic Guardian
European Antibiotic Awareness Day resources
World Antibiotic Awareness Week resources
Related Educational Material:
Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education - Antibiotics and their role in managing infections
Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education - Avoiding antibiotic resistance: the role of the pharmacy team
Example resources (these are not a replacement for your local clinical guidelines)
Example medicines safety bulletin on the antibiotic treatment options in penicillin allergic patients (Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust)
Example guidance on antibiotic dose adjustment in renal impairment (St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospital NHS Trust)