Education and teaching tools

 

Critical Care Self Assessment Program (CCSAP) Fungal Infections in the ICU By Christine M. Groth, Pharm.D., BCPS; and Elizabeth S. Dodds-Ashley, Pharm.D., MHS, BCPS, AQ-ID

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Classify a critically ill patient’s risk of invasive fungal infection.
  2. Construct an algorithm for routine surveillance of invasive fungal infections in the ICU.
  3. Distinguish key considerations for a reasonable prophylactic, preemptive, or empiric antifungal therapy regimen for a patient in the ICU.
  4. Justify antifungal treatment algorithms designed for the ICU based on current evidence.
  5. Evaluate the newer antifungal agents and their relative advantages and disadvantages in the ICU setting.

Microscopy tutorials from iBiology: excellent for newcomers to the subject

These video's are also available in our Medical and Patient Video's educational section


MiPath: eLearning resources for complicated and invasive infections

www.mipath.eu is a novel educational resource dedicated to multispecialty healthcare professionals involved in the management of complicated and invasive infections.

MiPath.eu:

  • Offers expert opinion and evidence- and experience-based recommendations on best practice approaches and integrated care pathways
  • Provides the latest interventional and observational study updates
  • Provides updates on invasive fungal and complicated bacterial infection-related topics from key scientific meetings
  • Gives you the opportunity to participate in eSymposia

The New Antifungal Toolkit: The Pharmacopeia and Beyond

The New Antifungal Toolkit: The Pharmacopeia and Beyond is an Internet CME curriculum that will provide current information about new FDA-approved agents/formulations for the management of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) and evaluate the role of these newer options in strategies to optimize antifungal therapy. As such, the activity will move beyond the typical drug pharmacopeia to address dosing in special populations (eg, pediatrics, patients with renal insufficiency, specific host types), health economic data, as well as comparative effectiveness, where appropriate. The activity will also include a broader pharmacopeia of all FDA-approved agents for invasive mycoses as a useful point of comparison as well as a practice reference. Two updates cover additional FDA approvals and keep the learner up to date as research data for newer agents mature and clinical experience grows.


Medical Mycology MSc at Manchester University

This programme has been specifically designed for graduates who wish to develop their skills as mycologists. The programme aims to result in a significant level of theoretical understanding and practical skills, which will be important for those wishing to follow a career in clinical sciences or academic and industrial research in the UK or overseas. 


ESCMID online lectures in Medical Mycology and Aspergillosis (2012).


Interactive masterclass: Management of chronic and allergic pulmonary aspergillosis by Prof David Denning. Slides and videos are presented.
As presented at the 5th AAA meeting in Istanbul 25th January 2012.

 


Online Training - Medical Mycology module with case examples  Molecular Diagnostics Tutorial


The slides section contains:

  • Many slide presentations from most scientific conferences updated as they are released 
     
  • General slide presentations designed to educate on fungal infections, treatment with antifungals and management of specific infections.
     

 Videos including 

A fine needle biopsy of the lung, 
A bronchoscopy
Removal of a fungal ball from lung
A nasal endoscopy 
A fungal ball removal from the sinus
Endoscopic treatment of sinusitis 

are all available to view for clinical teaching purposes.

  • Aspergillosis for Patients Meeting held in Rome in Feb 2010 . This international meeting was recorded especially for patients with aspergillus related problems- designed to provide a resource for patients and address some of their questions.
  • Many patient interviews with CPA, ABPA and aspergilloma with drug resistance, can be viewed with information on their symptoms and treatment - now in the teaching videos section.
  • The video clips section contains a set of short cell biology video clips representing a visual image of the interaction between human phagocytic cells and fungal elements.

We will be adding much new material over the coming months so please keep visiting this section. Should you wish to donate material to the site please contact the  Website Managers. The Aspergillus Website is happy for teachers to download any of the material solely for educational purposes, but please acknowledge the source and remember the copyright remains the property of the Fungal Research Trust. It is not permitted to reproduce this material on other websites or in any form without permission.