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Antibiotic Quiz Dec 2021

Test - Antibiotic Prescribing in Dentistry

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Antimicrobial Resistance, without action now, is projected to cause more deaths from infections than from cancer in 30 years.
Removing the cause of the patient’s symptoms with definitive treatment is needed, rather than prescribing antibiotics and expecting a cure.
A review of antibiotic prescribing during the COVID-19 pandemic found a 22% increase in BOTH the United Kingdom AND the United States.
Patient education and feedback on what to do if he or she experiences side effects is essential when prescribing antibiotics.
Spreading awareness of antimicrobial resistance and preventing infections to reduce the risk of disease are important. The third element is antibiotic stewardship, which optimizes the use of antibiotics only when necessary and appropriate.