The Feasibility of Implementing Antibiotic Allergy Testing in the Community

University of Western Australia
March 31, 2023
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The Feasibility of Implementing Antibiotic Allergy Testing in the Community


t is known that over 90% of existing antibiotic allergy labels are false however effective and permanent revision of unverified labels within the hospital system is challenging.This project translates learnings from current, relevant national and international research to primary care providers, empowering them to implement low-risk antibiotic allergy de-labelling into their clinical practice thus, reducing the bulk of spurious allergy reported in tertiary settings, improving medical record-keeping shared between primary care and hospitals, reducing waitlists to tertiary outpatient allergy clinics and improving patient safety.Expanded antibiotic choices will preserve broad spectrum antibiotics and reduce incidences of multi-drug resistant infections.Primary Aims1. Examining the effectiveness, safety, feasibility and cost of implementing a low-risk antibiotic allergy de-labelling strategy to primary care in WA.2. Providing training to primary care practitioners on correctly assessing antibiotic allergy, identifying patients at low-risk of reaction; and safely and effectively de-labelling them.3. Raising awareness of the importance of unverified antibiotic allergy among patients and promoting their engagement with primary care providers.Suitable for PhD CandidateSCHOLARSHIP VALUE: $105,000 AUD

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Domestic students only.Must be employed by North Metro Health Service as a Pre-clinical Medical staff member.


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