Antibiotic and diagnostic quick reference tools

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Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024, 9:59 PM

Description

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A series of quick reference tools for diagnosis of infectious disease.

Version 1.1, June 2023.



Laboratory diagnosis and treatment tools

A series of quick reference tools for diagnosis of infectious disease including knowing when to use the microbiology laboratory and how to understand results. Quick reference tools are available.

Fungal Skin and Nails

Guidance for primary care on taking samples for diagnosing and treating fungal skin and nail infections; for consultation and adaptation.

This guidance explains:

The fully referenced guide can be found on GOV.UK

Helicobacter Pylori

Quick reference guide for primary care on how to test for and treat Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in dyspepsia. These documents aim to provide a simple, effective, economical and empirical approach for testing and treatment of Helicobacter pylori and to minimise the emergence of antibiotic resistance in the community.

The fully referenced guide can be found on GOV.UK

Urinary Tract Infections

A series of quick reference tools to inform diagnosis and management of UTIs and understanding of results using:

  • Symptoms and signs,
  • Point of Care tests,
  • The microbiology lab for culture and susceptibility

Resources include: