Common bacterial, fungal & parasitic infections
Here is a collection of the most commonly assessed bacterial, fungal & parasitic infections in OSCEs and even up until training year exams!
This guide covers the following information:
- What the infection is- including common symptoms
- Key organism culprits which cause the infection
- How the infection can be prevented & whether or not it is contagious
- Differential diagnoses
- When to refer
- Pharmacological treatment & whether or not the infection is self-limiting
- Practical self-care tips
- References for all the images and links of where you can do extra reading
Infomation is all based on the latest clinical recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines as of January 2021
Happy studying friends! 🙂
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Kate (verified owner) –
These notes are so good!! Definitely going to be a great help for my OSCEs
Timothy (verified owner) –
Finally, something that encompasses a range of skin colours! This document is so so unique and inclusive for everyone! I would totally recommend it to any healthcare student. I’m now doing my final year or in other words, my pre-registration year in the UK, and honestly never in my 4 years did I come across anything as good as this. Thank you, Jane!!
Georgie (verified owner) –
Jane!!! Seriously I cannot thank you enough for these notes!! I literally used them only for open book exam and it felt like a walk through the park! The way you lay all the information out is so so clear and I love how the formatting is consistent as it helps to find relevant information easily!! Thank you for all your hard work in making this, it is really appreciated. Thank you so much, Jane!
Tamil girl (verified owner) –
So helpful , as bacterial infections is really hard to get my head around . Jane made it easy to understand and also she has the calculations up aswell . So and check it out .. thank you Jane .
Nicole (verified owner) –
Could not recommend this enough!! By far one of the best study resources I ever purchased to support my minor ailments revision! From the clear images of each condition to how easy to follow everything is! I love the consistency in the presentation of the information!! It makes it so easy to find what you want super quick and also the points at the end about self-care tips! They really helped me think of lifestyle factors for my OSCEs on minor ailments!! THANK YOU JANE!!!!!
Alexis (verified owner) –
Janee!! This is AMAZING!!! You’ve really really saved my life babe with this minor ailments guide!! I haven’t had to research additional things on these topics and thank you for including references sis!! Please keep making more- you present your content in the most aesthetically pleasing way!!!
Josie (verified owner) –
Janeee!! You absolute gem!! Thank you so so much for this common infections guide! Its so helpful it prepping me for my minor ailments assessments as its something I’ve been putting off and your guide really lays all the key info from great pictures covering different skin colours of how the infections look and then the differential diagnoses, how to treat them and self-care tips for counseling brownie points as my lecturer says haha! Thanks a tonne girl!!!
Manaswini Bhudoye (verified owner) –
Along with the antibiotics guide, I also purchased this one and it has aided me a lot in my learning! The guide is packed with images to help understand the diagnosis and everything is straight to the point! It has helped me a lot in my professional practice classes! I cannot reccomend this enough! Thank you so much Jane! xx
Laura (verified owner) –
Love the way it is all written so concise but still has all the essential info! So worth purchasing! 😊