Antimicrobial resistance needs to be combated at primary levels of prevention by nurses

  11 February 2020

Researchers have demonstrated that the primary level of prevention of AMR has a clear impact and is cost‐effective. Implementing primary prevention needs further development by nurses to decrease the number of people receiving unnecessary antimicrobial therapies from primary care providers. Nurses also need to create appropriate health education programmes about AMR to improve patents’ knowledge and practices towards safe use antimicrobial therapies, especially in rural areas and among Latino populations in the United States.

Further reading: Nursing Open
Author(s): Sarah Oerther and Daniel B. Oerther
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