Saturday, 9 December 2017

Antibiotic resistance infographic

Acording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), up to 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed in America are unnecessary. The figure is based on a study that analyzed the use of antibiotics in emergency departments and doctors’ offices. The majority of prescriptions are aimed at treating respiratory conditions, such as bronchitis, viral sore throats and common colds. These conditions are typically resistant to antibiotics. To learn more, checkout the infographic below created by the University of San Francisco’s Online Master of Science in Nursing program.

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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