Mortality due to antibiotic resistance is already a fact – but with 85% of antibiotic use taking place in the outpatient setting, clinicians have power to curb the problem by prescribing appropriately. Infectious disease specialist Prachi Singh, DO, presents the latest evidence on antibiotic overuse and describes how informed drug choices and shorter treatment courses can both optimize patient outcomes and safeguard the future of effective therapeutics. Bonus: Get her specific recommendations for otitis media and other common pediatric infections.
- Describe the impact of antimicrobial resistance
- Examine appropriate antimicrobial therapy for acute respiratory tract infections
- Explain the appropriate duration of therapy for acute respiratory tract infections and acute otitis media