How can I choose antibiotics more wisely? - Todd Lee

Monday November 30, 2020 from 15:20 to 16:20

How can I choose antibiotics more wisely?

Todd C. Lee, Canada

Associate Professor of Medicine
Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
McGill University Health Centre

Overview

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This session will use cases and discussion to review several of the "Choosing Wisely Canada" declarative statements surrounding antibiotic use. The goal of the session is to expose participants to the concepts of: avoiding the use of antibiotics for non-bacterial diseases through the use of a "viral prescription", on some strategies for minimizing uneccessary broad-spectrum antibiotic use, on the evidence in favor or oral antibiotics in place of intravenous preparations, and on a review of the many areas where shorter course therapy is likely sufficient.

Objectives

As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize opportunities to avoid the use of antibiotics for non-bacterial diseases
  2. Feel empowered to use narrower spectrum therapy
  3. Know drugs which maximize use of the oral route
  4. Be aware of the evidence in favor or short(er) course therapies

Recommended Reading Websites

Using Antibiotics Wisely - Choosing Wisely Canada

AMMI Canada campaign for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

Presentations by Todd C. Lee

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