Episode Six: Antimicrobial stewardship and topical antibiotics

10 minutes to Listen
He Ako Hiringa
2 March 2023
Legendary Conversations Episode Six

Episode six of our Legendary Conversations podcast continues our discussion with Lauren Smith, senior practice fellow at the University of Otago School of Pharmacy. In this episode, Lauren uses an impetigo case study to clarify the appropriate use of topical antibiotics.

Note: This educational resource is not intended as a treatment guide; any clinical decisions regarding treatment remain the responsibility of the clinician.

Additional resources

Click the links below for more information on antimicrobal stewardship:

  • More He Ako Hiringa antimicrobial stewardship resources can be found here.
  • Explore antibiotic dispensing data with EPiC Antibiotics.


Lauren Smith is a senior practice fellow at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Otago. She is a member of the New Zealand Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Pharmacist Expert Group, also known as NAMSIPEG, with a special interest in antibiotic stewardship.

Professional college endorsements

This activity has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 0.25 CME credits for continuing professional development purposes (1 credit per learning hour). To claim your CPD credits, log in to your Te Whanake dashboard and record these activities under the appropriate learning category.

This activity has been endorsed by the PSNZ as suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s CE records for CPD purposes.

Professional college endorsements