Educating the public on the appropriate use of antibiotics and basic disease prevention
Antibiotics, Preventive Medicine
Development of antibiotic resistance is an increasingly important issue. It has created some problematic bacterial infections that are extremely difficult to treat. Although, antibiotics remain front-line therapy for conquering bacterial infections, their indiscriminate use is no longer viewed as benign. Many facotrs have contributed to the increased use of antimicrobial agents. Practitioners maintain that they cannot refuse patient demands for antibiotics. The purpose of this proejct is to increase public awareness of the appropriate use of antibiotics. Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Theory of Nurisng is the theoretical basis for this education program created to assist nursing students in educating the public about appropriate antibiotic use. The program includes an assessment tool, learning objectives, and educational module for nurses and health professionals, an educational model for public presentation, a resource guide, and an evaluation tool. Nurses are in a unique position to provide prevention and awareness strategies to the public on the consequences of antibiotic use.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs; Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic
Terwilliger, Jacqueline R., "Educating the public on the appropriate use of antibiotics and basic disease prevention" (2001). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 1372.