Infections

Topical Antibiotics - Emma Best

Dr Emma Best talks about how we can reduce the usage of topical antibiotics in primary care.

Emma is a paediatric infectious disease specialist at Starship Hospital and a senior lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Auckland.

Webinar: Common Infections Made Easy

Dr Arlo Upton overviewed common infections that include ENT, eyes, chest, gut, skin, pelvis, bladder and teeth. Dr Arlo Upton is a graduate of the University of Otago Medical School. She trained in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases in Auckland. 

Sore throats and rheumatic fever - Emma Best

Dr Emma Best talks about sore throats and rheumatic fever. Emma is a paediatric infectious disease consultant at Starship children’s hospital in Auckland and a senior lecturer in paediatrics at the University of Auckland.

Cellulitis - Mark Thomas

Doctor Mark Thomas talks about Cellulitis. Mark is an Infectious Disease Physician at Auckland City Hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology at the University of Auckland. His current research is directed towards reducing excessive anti-microbial consumption in New Zealand.

Effective treatments for the common cold - Bruce Arroll

Rachel Jones talks to Dr Bruce Arroll about effective treatments for the common cold and how to avoid antibiotic prescriptions. Dr Arroll is Professor of General Practice at the University of Auckland and a GP in south Auckland.

Prescribing for common infections

The goal of this course is to provide information for primary health care professionals in order to enhance patient care around the use of antibiotics.  Of relevance is the understanding that for many infections in primary care antibiotics are discretionary not mandatory, and in fact many common bacterial conditions in primary care resolve without antibiotics.

By the end of this course you will:

Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever is an autoimmune response to Group A Streptococcus (GAS) infection of the upper respiratory tract. The autoimmune response may result in carditis or inflammation of the mitral and/or aortic valves. When the inflammation leads to permanent damage of the valves the individual has rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

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