Combatting antibiotic resistance | OUPblog

Combatting antibiotic resistance | OUPblog

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European Antibiotic Awareness Day aims to promote research on finding new antibiotic drugs as well as encouraging prudent antibiotic use.
24 Nov 2016 - General
The article provided great links containing different information and papers on antibiotic resistance. I think one of the best ways to prevent this inside the hospital is to have a committee that checks if antibiotic use is rational. In our institution, we have this committee wherein they are automatically notified once a physician (a non-infectious disease specialist) orders broad spectrum antibiotics. They review the indications and its rational use. If the said medication is not under protoco...
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Antibiotic resistance is one of the dreadful things that could happen to a patient but there are many ways to prevent it. Just as simple as observing good hygiene and frequent hand washing can prevent the spread of illness and antibiotic resistance. Moreover, when prescribed with antibiotics by your physician, these medicines should be taken exactly as directed with the right dose and proper time interval. Even after all the symptoms of your illness have disappeared, it is important to still com...
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