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Concerns Regarding Back up/Delayed Prescribing

Paul highlights concerns that have been raised about using back up/delayed antibiotic prescribing in practice. The most important note to take away from this presentation by Prof. Paul Little, is …

Effectiveness of Back up/Delayed Prescribing

More severe infections will need an immediate antibiotic but back up/delayed prescribing can also be used effectively. Most people do not need an antibiotic. So the question is, who are …

How to do it… The 6 R’s

In terms of back up/delayed antibiotic prescribing it is important to remember the 6 R’s. They are as follows: Reassurance Reasons not to use antibiotics (side effects / allergy / …

Back up/Delayed Prescribing: the Evidence

In this video, evidence is used to show the effect of back up/delayed prescribing on clinical outcomes. Delayed prescribing The main graph in this presentation shows three strategies: no offer …

Introduction to Back up/Delayed Prescribing

Paul explains the context for the importance of antibiotics and how previous antibiotics may have medicalised the illness leading to patients believing that they NEED antibiotics to make them well. …

Communication Summary

Nick Francis summarises the reason to re-evaluate your communication regarding your patient consultations around the use of antibiotic for respiratory tract infections. Important communication points: • Don’t assume that patients …

Patient Interaction: Discussing Antibiotics

Nick shows an example patient consultation discussing why antibiotics may not be useful for the patient and explains self-help measures that will assist recovery. The TARGET “Treating Your Infection” leaflet …

Consultation: Different Approaches

Nick suggests some different approaches that may work with patients to aid communication and uncovering their concerns regarding their symptoms and also to ask what their thoughts are regarding taking …

The Importance of Managing Patient Expectations

Meet Dr Nick Francis who will introduce the topic of managing expectations and highlights the importance of not making assumptions and what patients want when it comes to the prescribing …

Learning Outcomes for Week 4

By the end of Week 4 you will have an increased: understanding that many patients do not want an antibiotic, even though some might expect to be prescribed one. understanding …

Overview of Week 4

Hello and welcome to Week 4. We hope you enjoy this week of discussions, remember to introduce yourself, and take part by commenting at the bottom of each section. This …

How to use the FeverPAIN score chart

In this video Michael takes us through using the FeverPAIN Score. Which shows a series of symptoms which you can rate none, mild, moderate, or severe. The point of this …