Nurses have role in teaching patients about antibiotics

10/8/2012 |

At the National Summit on Overuse, leaders called on health care providers to lower the rates of antibiotic prescriptions for upper respiratory infections, heart vessel stent use, blood transfusions, early inductions of labor and the use of tympanostomy tubes. Advanced practice nurse Irena Kenneley of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland said nurses can take a bigger part in telling patients when antibiotics are and aren't needed.

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