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Key questions on antibiotic use

Module summary
Dr Martin Duerden, GP and clinical adviser on prescribing for the RCGP, answers questions from GP Dr Pam Brown on appropriate antibiotic use for common primary care presentations
Learning objectives

This module will update your knowledge on antibiotic use, including:

  • When are topical - rather than oral - antibiotics preferable
  • What is the safest and most effective antibiotic use for urinary tract infection during the first three months of pregnancy 
  • What should make you suspect bacterial superinfection following influenza
  • Which oral antibiotic is most appropriate if the otitis externa fails to settle with topical treatment
Author

Dr Martin Duerden is a GP and deputy medical director for Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board in North Wales, an honorary senior lecturer at Bangor University and Cardiff University, and a clinical adviser on prescribing for the RCGP

Dr Pam Brown is a GP in Swansea

Date module published
21/01/2014
Module due for review
21/01/2016
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Very useful
Shelley Petzer
16.08.2017.
Very good concise round up of antibiotic use.
Paul Shepherd
05.06.2017.
useful module
Claire Campbell
24.04.2017.
Udseful
Dermot McGlone
21.04.2017.
Good
GURPINDER SALUJA
15.04.2017.