142,000 ED patients with antibiotic reactions

November 2008
ED Nursing;Nov2008, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p8
The article highlights the results of a study which reveal that adverse events caused by antibiotic use bring 142,000 patients to emergency departments each year. It reveals that emergency nurses can use this information to explain to patients that antibiotics are not harmless. The article reveals that some patients expect an antibiotic prescription when they are diagnosed with certain illnesses.


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