Acute Respiratory Infections
Infectious disease

Reducing antibiotic Use for Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

Skills: Clinical Input
Presciber Patient Interaction re Need for Antibiotics

A continuing learning and prescribing project for prescribers and patients to recognise what is a viral infection that does not require antibiotics eg Runny nose mild sore throat and some coughing in a healthy twenty year old person versus bacterial infection eg feeling unwell fever aches and pain coughing also and with green sputum in a 70 year old with Chronic obstructive airways disease .
Series of lectures then an audit or diary of one hundred patients antibiotic use by doctor and Reasons patient or career diary of understanding diary of illness then another series of lectures and audit of one hundred patients with feedback re Learning both prescriber patient and care giver .
Project run over two months .
Repeated yearly or on request with adjustment for new circumstances eg Bordetella Pertussis outbreak Economic Circumstances Prescriner Patient and Care giver experiences .
Videos Games eg visuals of Virus Bacteria Atypical's Interactions .

Ideal Applicant

Applicant very good knowledge of infectios illness in primary care good interpersonal skills with prescribers and patients willing to find help in graphics and videos capable and trusted to use grant efficiently and honestly .
Regular Review project Expert Opinion Prescribers Patients and Clinical trial Ethicists and Reviewer's

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