Tag Archives: COVID-19

Antimicrobial stewardship during Covid-19

Guest posting from Mr Joe Hessell, Dr Gaetan Khim, and Mr Mona Kheng, DMDP Staff Members.  See also these recent PRIDA AMS lectures.  A high rate of antimicrobial prescribing has been recognized for those with symptoms of COVID-19, much of which is unnecessarily promoting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Long after the pandemic subsides, AMR will continue […]

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COVID-19 testing advice and current data, NSW

The national approach to COVID-19 specimen collection is dictated by this PHLN protocol (Public Health Laboratory Network). This is the clear PHLN protocol for deep nasal/throat combined specimen collection for PCR testing. For COVID-19 specific pathology testing advice in NSW, please see Pathology, NSW direct website. For COVID-19 case statistics and testing rates by district, […]

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Enhanced standard precautions prevent spread of COVID-19 in healthcare

Amongst the anxiety and misinformation about how best to protect healthcare staff from infection and the profusion of minorly conflicting State, National and Medical Specialist society advice, it is important that healthcare organisations and staff, in particular, appreciate and apply the basics of infection prevention & control (IPC). There is good evidence from China, Hong […]

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Coronovirus – realistic optimism from Chinese experience – Dr Bruce Aylward, WHO

Originally posted on Microbiology and Infectious Diseases postgraduate teaching (PRIDA):
Dr Bruce Aylward also was on an Australian webinar last evening (6/3/20) – recording to follow. 2 March 20:30 GMT — Transmission details emerge from WHO China analysisCOVID China has mounted “perhaps the most ambitious, agile and aggressive disease containment effort in history” against a…