Dr Mandy Ng BSci(Pharm); MClinPharm, DClinPharm, PGDip(woundcare)
Mandy is the Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) and Infectious Diseases Pharmacist at the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee (QEII) Hospital in Brisbane. She is an integral part of the hospital’s AMS program and provides clinical pharmacy support to the Infectious Diseases (ID) and Infection Control Service. In addition she provides clinical advisory service to the Intensive Care Unit and Hospital-wide Cold Chain Management. She started the Microbiological Safety Net whereby all patients with positive blood cultures are actively followed up by the ID team to ensure that they receive adequate and appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Her other roles include coordinator for the Hospital’s Medication Management Workgroup , pharmacy lead for QEII’s COVID-19-vaccine rollout, co-convenor of the Antimicrobial Masterclass for Acute Care Clinicians and author of Antibiotics in the Fast Lane, a newsletter on antibiotics for front-line clinicians. Her clinical interests include medication safety, cold chain management, dosing of antimicrobials in critically ill patients, Vancomycin dosing and therapeutic drug monitoring, antibiotic associated acute kidney injury and the use of biomarkers in guiding antimicrobial use.