Infection emergencies


Presented by Jamie Cheong - Specialist Pharmacist, Antimicrobial, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

About this webinar

Infection emergencies can present at any time. The patient should therefore receive the most appropriate antimicrobials as soon as possible, as a delay could be fatal. This session will help pharmacists learn more about which infections are medical emergencies, the likely causative organisms and which antimicrobials should be used first line based on national guidance.


To be able to advise on antimicrobial therapy for infection emergencies.


  • To be able to identify signs and symptoms of some infection emergencies
  • To be able to name primary organisms that can cause these infections
  • To be able to recommend first line treatment.

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