Cutting levels of antimicrobial resistance

World Health Organization.
Nursing times 12/2012; 108(46):22-3.
Source: PubMed


The incidence of antimicrobial resistance is increasing and represents a serious threat not only to patients who have infections that do not respond to antimicrobial drugs but also to global healthcare systems. European Antibiotics Awareness Day aims to ensure health professionals and the public understand the importance of ensuring antibiotics are used correctly to minimise the spread of resistance. This article discusses the nursing role in preventing antimicrobial resistance.

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