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Week 2 Discussion Response After reading your formation of a PICO(T) question based on the utilization of probiotics and then re-reading mines, I went into deep thought about how multifaceted this line of questioning is in the broad scope of things and how we as future advanced practice nurses (APNs) may be responsible in many instances for making evidence-based decisions concerning this matter. Many aspects need to be considered when discussing the use of antibiotics both narrow and broad-spectrum (appropriateness based on diagnosis and patient clinical presentation,etc.), probiotic use (type, kind, quality, frequency, etc.); also as you brought up in your discussion setting which is additionally important – while many patients are treated with antibiotics in-facility, it is also increasingly common for patients to be treated with antibiotics in non-clinical settings (without continued monitoring by health care professionals). Another factor

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