Since the introduction of antibiotics by Flaming in the late 1940s, the world envisioned a new era with no infectious diseases. Life expectancy increased by more than 50% “from 50 years in 1945 to 80 years old in the 21st century” (Alpert, 2017, p. 130). Since then, the widespread use of antibiotics worldwide resulted in a marked escalation in the process of forming antibiotic resistance, putting us at risk of losing this so-called “wonder drug” (Alpert, 2017). Global agencies such as the World Health Organization are raising the alarm and urging countries to implement interventions to slow down this phenomenon. In the United States, President Obama signed an executive order to implement a plan to address this crisis. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has developed numerous campaigns and resources to help reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics. The project presented in this paper is meant to help battle antibiotic resistance through promoting evidence based practices among providers seeing patients with Upper Respiratory Infections in an urgent care setting.
|Commitee:||Hanisch, Tyke, Webb, Bryan|
|Department:||School of Nursing and Health Professions|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-B 80/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Medicine, Nursing, Health education|
|Keywords:||Antibiotic, Appropriate, Inappropriate, Resistance, URIs|
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