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Antibiotic Resistance:

Antibiotic Resistance: This article reviews the causes and consequences of antibiotic resistance and efforts to control its growth. Antibiotic-resistant infections and related morbidity and mortality are on the rise in the United States and around the world. At the same time, the effectiveness of many antibiotics has declined. Antibiotic resistance is a natural biological outcome of antibiotic use. Although it cannot be prevented, antibiotic resistance can be controlled. New health care reform laws focus on prevention and safety, offering occupational health nurses an opportunity to raise public awareness of antibiotic resistance and promote disease prevention in the workplace. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AAOHN Journal SAGE

Antibiotic Resistance:

AAOHN Journal , Volume 58 (9): 3 – Apr 9, 2019

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SAGE
Copyright
Copyright © 2019 by American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
ISSN
0891-0162
eISSN
ISSN: 0891-0162
DOI
10.3928/08910162-20100826-03
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Abstract

This article reviews the causes and consequences of antibiotic resistance and efforts to control its growth. Antibiotic-resistant infections and related morbidity and mortality are on the rise in the United States and around the world. At the same time, the effectiveness of many antibiotics has declined. Antibiotic resistance is a natural biological outcome of antibiotic use. Although it cannot be prevented, antibiotic resistance can be controlled. New health care reform laws focus on prevention and safety, offering occupational health nurses an opportunity to raise public awareness of antibiotic resistance and promote disease prevention in the workplace.

Journal

AAOHN JournalSAGE

Published: Apr 9, 2019

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