Antibiotic therapy
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Antibiotic therapy

Sue Jordan Lecturer, School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea.
Mike Tait Senior Lecturer, School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea.

The nurse’s role in the administration of antibiotics involves more than just giving medication to patients. Sue Jordan and Mike Tait describe how antibiotics work, their side effects, and the important aspects of nursing care for patients on these powerful drugs. This article first appeared in Nursing Standard, 13, 45, 49-54. Readers who successfully completed a written ‘practice profile assessment’ on that occasion may not do so again.

Emergency Nurse. 7, 7,33-38. doi: 10.7748/en1999.11.7.7.33.c1303