e-Learning | COPD – antibiotic prescribing in an acute exacerbation
The most interesting bit for me about this new guideline was that only 50% of COPD exacerbations are thought to be caused by bacterial infections. The rest are caused mainly by viral infections or smoking.Read more >
e-Learning | Coughs (of the acute kind) and antimicrobial prescribing
This is a new guideline from NICE on when to prescribe antibiotics for coughs. It only covers those with acute coughs and doesn't include COPD patients (they are covered in a separate guideline).Read more >
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