Promoting Antimicrobial Stewardship in your Practice

Originally posted on AIMED – Let's talk about antibiotics:
The Centers for Disease Control have put together a number of resources to help decrease prescribing of antibiotics and reduce antibiotic resistance. The (free) resources include information for community health, hospitals and veterinary medicine. The information is designed for both healthcare professionals and patients or their carers.…

7 Global Changes That Need To Occur

In a previous article, which you can read here, we presented 7 things YOU can do to help prevent antibiotic resistance. Today we’re looking at the big picture. Here are 7 global changes that need to occur to save our antibiotics. Greater education of healthcare professionals to know when to prescribe antibiotics and when not to (Why?) More … More 7 Global Changes That Need To Occur

Bacteria vs Viruses: Concerning Diagnosis and The Responsible Prescription of Antibiotics

The differences between bacteria and viruses One of the most commonly incorrect ways antibiotics are used is in the treatment of viruses. Unlike bacteria, viruses are not alive they are simply stands of DNA or RNA with a protein coating. Bacteria, on the other hand, are living complex organisms that consist of a single cell, which … More Bacteria vs Viruses: Concerning Diagnosis and The Responsible Prescription of Antibiotics

7 Things YOU Can Do To Help Prevent Antibiotic Resistance!

Only use antibiotics when absolutely necessary, take some time off work and let your immune system handle it! Ask your doctor if you really need the antibiotics they are prescribing you! Some doctors do prescribe them for anything, including viruses! Know the difference between bacterial infections and viral infections, you take antibiotics to kill bacteria … More 7 Things YOU Can Do To Help Prevent Antibiotic Resistance!