Antibiotics: mode of action and mechanisms of resistance
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Antibiotics: mode of action and mechanisms of resistance

Gerri Kaufman Lecturer in health sciences, University of York

Antibiotic therapy has revolutionised medical care and has many benefits for patients with or at risk of infections. However, the development of antibiotic resistance now limits the effectiveness of these agents, which is a serious public health concern. This article examines these issues and offers guidance on prescribing strategies and resources for nurse prescribers.

Nursing Standard. 25, 42,49-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.06.25.42.49.c8583

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gerri.kaufman@york.ac.uk

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review