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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000324378.86779.bc
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Acute Respiratory Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance

Hart, Ann Marie PhD, RN, FNP; Patti, Alison MPH, CHES; Noggle, Brendan MPH; Haller-Stevenson, Erica MPH, CHES; Hines, Lisa B. MPH, CHES

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Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance: many nurses are aware of the risk but may not know that inappropriate management of acute respiratory infection contributes to it significantly. For example, more than half of antibiotics prescribed for respiratory infections are unwarranted because viruses are the cause. It is important that nurses understand antimicrobial resistance and learn how to help patients, family members, and friends manage acute respiratory infections appropriately.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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