Pharmacy Department conducted a day long workshop on “Antibiotic case studies” on 11th March 2018 (Sunday) in M316 (Venue) at Higher College of Technology. The event was organized by Dr. Muna Arif Al-Juma, lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at Pharmacy Department.
The Clinical Pharmacists Mr. Adnan Al-Qasmi and Mr. Sultan Al-Balushi from Ministry of Health were the facilitators for the event.
The highlights of the workshop were as follows:
- Overview of Antibiotics classifications based on its spectrum, activities and mechanism of action.
- Worldwide concern and initiatives on tackling antimicrobial resistance, with the focus on pharmacists’ role, as healthcare providers.
- National guideline of antibiotics and its use in practice.
- Evidence-based practice on diagnosis and management of bacterial infections with significant empirical therapy and diagnostic tests.
- Awareness about the evidence-based use of antibiotics on the management of common primary care conditions.
Case studies were carried out through group discussion with a focus on pharmacist role on understanding, interpreting, intervening through solving drug interactions & it suitability; counseling and finally dispensing the prescription. Example of cases that were covered during the workshop was Urinary Tract Infections, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Tuberculosis and Skin infection.
Written by: Dr. S.K.Sridhar
Head – Pharmacy Department