Katie Heard

Katie Heard is a resident pharmacist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Recent stories

  • Scanning electron micrograph of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria

    Antimicrobial therapies for Gram-positive infectionsSubscription

    12 SEP 2017

    Gram-positive bacteria are among the most common human pathogens associated with clinical infections, which range from mild skin infections to sepsis. In an era defined by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and an increasing drive toward delivering patient care via ambulatory pathways, the paradigm for the management of infections is changing. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), the best known cases of Gram-posi

  • Incompatibility poses a constant risk when mixing medicines but it can be avoided by understanding the chemical reactions taking place. In the image, a group of IV drips in hospital

    Mixing medicines: how to ensure patient safetySubscription

    14 APR 2015

    Incompatibility poses a constant risk when mixing medicines but it can be avoided by understanding the chemical reactions taking place.

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