Infections

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).

This short course will cover the diagnosis, management and secondary prevention of acute rheumatic fever.

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