Antibiotic Allergy Testing among municipality of Amman field workers
Jordan (IFMSA-Jo), Mutah University, Karak
Greater Amman Municipality
Dr.Mirvat Al-Mhirat
Dr.Mirvat Al-Mhirat
English and Arabic
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Within the Municipality of Amman there are special clinics for employees and pharmacies for dispensing medicines. The idea of this project was to target the category of workers who are more susceptible to diseases to be careful when describing medicines and antibiotics, the doctor should be careful about dispensing drugs that may adversely affect the health of the worker that have allergies to specific compounds of antibiotics to the ones that have more risk of developing (bacterial infection, high blood pressure, respiratory system diseases, Kidney failure, wounds, Hepatitis) to be extra cautious and vigilant to the pathological condition and by reference to the extent of the patient's sensing of certain pharmaceutical compounds so as not to cause side effects that may affect the health of the patient.
What is the aim of the project?
To take preventive measures to maintain the health of the employees of the Municipality of Amman and to create a database for people who are allergic to antibiotics
What techniques and methods are used?
Laboratory tests using Antibiotic sensitivity check device are carried out for a number of workers to determine if they are allergic to certain types of antibiotics. The device(shaker) is being tested for 10 types of antibiotics - Taking the blood samples from the workers - Putting the samlpes in the device and recording the readings - prepare reports about the results according to the pathological condition and the patients who are allergic against antibiotics and identify the boat, which suffers from the patient's sensitivity toward it . - provide the doctor with these results so he will have a database of reference when giving medicines for patients.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The student is expected to participate in the laboratory tests for the employees of the Municipality of Amman by pulling the blood samples from the employees under the tests, checking the kits of the device, classifying the blood samples according to the age of the patient and the pathological diagnosis,placing the blood samples in the inspection device , monitoring and recording the readings of the device , taking the final results The student will participate in analyzing the results and classification of the patients according to the pathological condition and according their sensitivity to the antibiotics
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
The student will be trained by the laboratory supervisor practically and theoretically
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster
- The student will have the opportunity to present the results together with the supervisor at a conference
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
- Having a background in laboratory tests - knowledge in the preparation and analysis of reports - English or Arabic speaker
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Al‐Ghamdi; M. S.; El‐Morsy; F. ; Al‐Mustafa; Z. H.; Al‐Ramadhan; M. and Hanif; M. (1999); Antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli isolated from poultry workers; patients and chicken in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Tropical Medicine & International Health; 4: 278-283. doi:10.1046/j.1365-3156.1999.00392.x