As a nurse manager in the acute care setting, you are concerned…
As a nurse manager in the acute care setting, you are concerned with the emergence of resistance to antibiotics in antimicrobial therapy. You decide to host a continuing education seminar on the topic. You plan to address the following questions.
- What factors contribute to antibiotic resistance? Include microbial mechanisms of drug resistance, mechanisms by which resistance is acquired, relationships between antibiotic use and the emergence of drug-resistant microbes, superinfection delaying the emergence of resistance in hospitals
2. What can healthcare providers do to prevent resistance?