“Impatient Patient” RoleplayInfectious Disease ExpertAnn Smith voices the following concerns:•“she feels that immediate treatment with the best drug is necessary. If it isn’t Strep Throat, then no harm has been done.”•“she feels that the doctor is withholding the best possible medical care from her child.”•“slight fever & sore throat”=Allison’s symptoms. I.“no harm has been done...”•Every time a person takes antibiotics, sensitive bacteria are killed, but resistant germs may be left to grow and multiply. Repeated and improper uses of antibiotics are primary causes of the increase in drug-resistant bacteria.•Misuse of antibiotics jeopardizes the usefulness of essential drugs.•When it comes to health care, children are of particular concern because they have the highest rates of antibiotic use. They also have the highest rate of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
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