Clinical Pharmacology Bulletins Antimicrobial Stewardship Bulletins

The Clinical Pharmacology Department writes monthly bulletins that are distributed to health professionals around Canterbury District Health Board. These aim to educate about various issues related to drug therapy.

Antimicrobial stewardship helps to optimise use through facilitating appropriate choice of drug, dose and duration of treatment. The antimicrobial stewardship pharmacists writes monthly bulletins on this topic.

2016 2016
Omeprazole use in upper GI bleeds Bulletins/2016/00216 Morphine Oxycodone.pdf
Morphine and Oxycodone – Similarities and Differences  
2015 2015
Analgesics in older people Metronidazole - twice daily oral dosing for most indications (adults)
Metronidazole and breastfeeding Timethoprim and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole
Opioids and laxatives Excessive antimicrobial consumption in New Zealand is driving resistance
Codeine and tramadol  
Omeprazole in upper GI bleeds  
Analgesics on discharge  
2014 2014
Medication induced hyponatraemia Intravenous to oral switch
Paracetamol - oral or intravenous? Ciprofloxacin - audit, initiatives and new guidelines
Interactions between herbal products and conventional medicines Moxifloxacin - how would CDHB stack up in a Pharmac audit?
Morphine and oxycodone - similarities and differences Cephalosporins - confusion, restrictions and resistance
Renal clearance - "fu" is now "fe" - what does that mean? Amoxicillin/clavulanate - a broad spectrum antimicrobial - overuse carries substantial risks for the community and the patient
Drug interactions with statins Macrolides in Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) - the pros and cons
2013 Once daily gentamicin in adults
Prescribing in patients with frailty Optimising flucloxacillin - probenecid, continuous infusion and more
Rivaroxaban Ciprofloxacin - limit use to preserve effectiveness
"Sulfur allergy" 2013
Drug-Induced QT Interval Prolongation Azithromycin for empiric treatment of community acquired pneumonia
Probenecid to extend the plasma half-life of beta-lactam antibiotics Antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship
Antidepressants in breastfeeding  
Analgesic use for non-labour pain during pregnancy  
Overview on ticagrelor  
IV to oral switch  
Antidepressants in the peri-natal period  
Dabigatran etexilate  
Drug interactions with methotrexate  
Antidepressants in pregnancy  
Drug induced QT interval prolongation  
Pharmacokinetic drug interactions with hormonal contraception  
Serotonin syndrome  
Drug induced liver injury  
Dabigatran etexilate  
Antidepressants - how to switch or stop  
Allergy to penicillins  
Paracetamol - oral or intravenous  
Managing inpatient nicotine dependence - Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)  
Smoking cessation in psychiatric patients  
Drug-induced pancreatitis  
Antidepressants – how to switch or stop  
Adverse reaction documenting at Christchurch Hospital  
Clopidogrel and proton pump inhibitors  
Falls in the older person  
Adverse effects of bisphosphonates  
Morphine and oxycodone - what is the difference  
Morphine and oxycodone - what is the difference?  
Treatment of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy  
Drugs in Breastfeeding  
Pharmacokinetic Drug Interactions with Antiepileptic Drugs  
Oseltamivir (Tamiflu®)  
Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhoea  
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) – managing inpatient nicotine dependence  
Why has PicoPrep™ replaced oral Fleet™?  
Vancomycin Dosing in Adults  
Drug dosing in obesity  
Reporting Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) – why is it important?  
Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor (SSRI) prescribing in the elderly  
Allergy to penicillins  
Acute Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions  
Once Daily Dosing of Gentamicin in Adults  
Drug Interactions with probenecid  
Analgesic use for non-labour pain during pregnancy  
Oxycodone audit at Christchurch Hospital  
Treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) during pregnancy  
Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) – immune-mediated versus pharmacological  
Nicotine Replacement Therapy – Managing Inpatient Nicotine Dependence  
Statin-induced Myopathy  
Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH) - How to dose  
Drug-induced seizures  
Drug-Induced QT Prolongation  
Monitoring Phenytoin Serum Concentrations  
Nausea and/or Vomiting - Antiemetic Therapy  
Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever) in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding  
Oxycodone Compared to Morphine  
Treatment of Vulvovaginitis in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding  
Drug Interactions with Fruit Juices  
Sexual Dysfunction With SSRIs  
Drugs & Gastrointestinal Bleeding  
Serotonin Syndrome / Toxicity    
Drug Induced Hyponatraemia  
Atypical antipsychotic-induced blood dyscrasias    
Once Daily Dosing of Aminoglycosides   
Managing Medicines Perioperatively  
Vitamin D & Calcium for Osteoporosis  
Drugs In Breastfeeding  
Drug-Induced Delirium  
Interactions with Systemic Antifungals  
Sulphur Allergy  
Drug Use in Liver Impairment  
Clinically Important Features of CYP2D6  
UTIs in Chronic Renal Failure  
Drugs Affecting Platelets  
Herbal Medicines  

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Page Last Updated: 14/03/17

Clinical Pharmacology Department : Christchurch Hospital : Private Bag 4710 : Christchurch : 8140 : NZ

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