Infectious Diseases

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  • $58.00 incl. GST for PSNZ members
  • $115.00 incl. GST for NZHPA members
  • $115.00 incl. GST for non-members

About the event

This course is provided by College Education and Training, a business unit of Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc.

In you are interested in bundling this learning, please check out registration for our Wellbeing Kete.

(The Wellbeing Kete consists of 4 learning modules, with the overarching theme of patient wellbeing, bundled together so you can "buy three and get one free").

In this presentation, Tanya details factors used to predict empiric therapy and commonly isolated organisms seen for specific infections. She also touches on what makes us deviate from empiric therapy. This presentation covers some common infections in urinary tract, eye, ears, respiratory tract and integumentary system. Then Tanya discusses rheumatic fever testing and treatment strategies, sepsis, antivirals and antifungals place in therapy and types that are available.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar you will be able to:

  1. Identify common organisms and explain how empiric therapy is predicted
  2. Describe the epidemiology and impact of multidrug-resistant organisms in New Zealand
  3. Describe the management of common infections seen in practice
  4. Describe the epidemiology, impact, testing, and treatment strategies of Rheumatic Fever
  5. Describe the approach to an acutely unwell patient with the aim of improving outcomes
  6. Evaluate commonly used antifungals and antivirals, and their place in therapy

      Presented By - Tanya du Plessis

      Tanya du Plessis is an Infectious Diseases specialist pharmacist and Pharmacist Prescriber based in Auckland, where she works at Counties Manukau District Health Board.

      Tanya has had a keen interest in Infectious Diseases since she qualified in South Africa, working primarily in the provision of care to TB and HIV patients. She completed her Masters in Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as well as a Certificate in Outpatient Antimicrobial Therapy and Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy, which reinforced her passion for prevention, diagnosing and managing infections. Her particular area of interest is antimicrobial allergies, for which she was awarded Pharmacist of the Year.

      She also has a particular love for coffee, her dog and staying active.

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