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Date

2017

Abstract

Antibiotics are not always prescribed optimally in the outpatient setting for common respiratory illnesses. Providers also spend time reiterating the same facts to patients about antibiotics and why their use is not warranted for their common cold symptoms. By providing a visual aid that can capture the attention of patients and present concise, easy to retain facts, we may lessen the amount of time providers spend counseling. At the same time, we are able to get patients to contribute to the fight against antibiotic overuse, antimicrobial resistance, and healthcare associated infections.

Clinical Site

Thomas Chittenden Health Center

Keywords

antibiotic, stewardship, overuse, resistance, infection, visual, time

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Medical Education | Primary Care