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

For COVID-19 specific pathology testing advice in NSW, please see Pathology, NSW direct website. The national approach to COVID-19 specimen collection is dictated by this PHLN protocol (Public Health Laboratory Network). For COVID-19 case statistics and testing rates by district, see this NSW Site. Updated 7/5/20

Why are standard infection control precautions the best bulwark against 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 […]