Infection

Antimicrobial Guidelines 2016

Antivirals for Influenza 2015/16 – Ontario Health

 


Horizon recommended Antimicrobial Resources

Clinical Practice Guidelines

 

 

 

 

 


Antimicrobial Stewardship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Immunization

 


Malaria

Canadian Malaria Network – Medical Access to Artesunate or Quinine

NB Depot: Dr. Georges L. Dumont University Hospital

-Clinical Information: Physician Contact: 506-862-4000 (switchboard) & page Microbiologist on-call

-Drug Distribution: Pharmacist Contact: 506-862-4000, afterhours page pharmacist on-call

D&T Communication Note: Canadian Malaria Network & Parenteral Malaria Therapy


HIV/Hepatitis C


Perinatal HIV Transmission Prophylaxis

nevirapine (VIRAMUNE) 

NB Depot:    Pharmacy Services

Dr Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton NB

Contact: 506-452-5284 or 506-452-5280 or switchboard: 506-452-5700

D&T Communication Note:Nevirapine (VIRAMUNE) for Perinatal HIV Transmission Prophylaxis


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Antivirals for Influenza – Ontario Guidelines

Helpful guidelines published by Ontario Health

What are antiviral medications for influenza?

Antiviral medications are recommended to treat and prevent influenza. Amantadine is an older antiviral medication that is no longer used. Drugs currently used in Canada are oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) which is an oral medication, and zanamavir (Relenza®) which is an inhaled medication. Oseltamivir and zanamivir are neuraminidase inhibitors which work by blocking the exit of the influenza virus from respiratory cells and therefore prevent further replication of the virus. Because antiviral medications prevent further replication of the virus, when used for treatment, they should be taken as soon as possible, ideally within 48 hours of symptom onset.

What are the recommendations for the use of influenza antiviral medications?

Influenza antiviral medications are recommended for:

  • Treatment of moderate, progressive, severe or complicated influenza, such as individuals who are hospitalized with influenza-like illness;
  • Treatment of those at high risk for complications of influenza, such as children less than 5 years of age, adults 65 years of age and over, and those with underlying medical conditions
  • Treatment and prevention in influenza outbreaks in institutional settings

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NB Antibiotic Guidelines and Resources

The NB Provincial Health Authorities Anti-infective Stewardship Committee under the direction of the Drugs and Therapeutics Committee

June 2016

These guidelines have been developed by the NB Provinicial Health Authorities Anti-infective Stewardship Committee (ASC) and its Working Group (a sub-committee of the Provincial Drugs and Therapeutics Committee). Local antibiotic resistance patterns and input from local infectious disease specialists, medical microbiologists, pharmacists and other physician specialists was considered in their development.

These clinical guidelines provide general recommendations for appropriate antibiotic use in specific infectious diseases and are not a substitute for clinical judgement.


2016 NB Antimicrobial Treatment Guidelines

Link to navigable pdf

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2014 Saint John Area Antibiotic Susceptibility Card

 

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Horizon recommended Antimicrobial Resources

Clinical Practice Guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antimicrobial Stewardship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immunization

 

Malaria

Canadian Malaria Network – Medical Access to Artesunate or Quinine

NB Depot: Dr. Georges L. Dumont University Hospital

-Clinical Information: Physician Contact: 506-862-4000 (switchboard) & page Microbiologist on-call

-Drug Distribution: Pharmacist Contact: 506-862-4000, afterhours page pharmacist on-call

D&T Communication Note: Canadian Malaria Network & Parenteral Malaria Therapy

HIV/Hepatitis C

 

Perinatal HIV Transmission Prophylaxis

nevirapine (VIRAMUNE) 

NB Depot:    Pharmacy Services

Dr Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton NB

Contact: 506-452-5284 or 506-452-5280 or switchboard: 506-452-5700

D&T Communication Note:Nevirapine (VIRAMUNE) for Perinatal HIV Transmission Prophylaxis

 

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Infectious Disease Rounds

Dr De Sousa has provided her great I.D Myth-busting presentation from February rounds which I have uploaded to the Rounds Library.. It can be viewed on the CPD page in the CPD Files/Rounds.

  • Is the threat of antimicrobial resistance overblown?
  • Does cellulitis spreading beyond its original margin require treatment with i.v antibiotics?
  • Does everyone with suspected Strep require antibiotics stat?
  • Are 10% of patients with penicillin allergy also allergic to cephalosporins?
  • Should everyone who gets bitten by a tick get doxy?

Download or view the presentation to answer these and other myths!

View the presentation here:

ID Mythbusting-NDS-Feb 2014

 

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