How antibiotics work

How do antibiotics work? Pathogenic bacteria in the body cause infections, which can be treated by antibiotics Bacteriostatic antibiotics slow the growth of bacteria by interfering with the processes the bacteria need to multiply These processes include: DNA replication Metabolism e.g. enzyme activity Protein production Bactericidal antibiotics kill the bacteria, for example by preventing the bacteria from making […]

Antibiotic awareness – How hospitals view the challenge – Chris Little

It is massive, it’s one of the most, well I’m very passionate about it, it’s one of the most important things in the world to do with health. Antibiotics are the most wonderful medicines, they’re pretty unique, in that you actually take them, the right ones and you cure the disease. You don’t have to take them for […]

Antibiotic Awareness: Ear Infection or Acute Otitis Media

(upbeat electronic music) – Did you know that you can reduce risks for ear infections in children by taking three simple steps? Breastfeeding children for at least six months, providing routine, on-time childhood vaccinations, and avoiding exposure to cigarette smoke risks for ear infections go down. – Hi, I’m Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson in partnership with the Washington […]

Stop taking antibiotics to treat your cold

Come on people! Stop taking antibiotics for your colds. It needs repeating The results from this WHO survey indicate that at least. Sixty four percent of the respondents actually thought antibiotics could treat their flus and colds. But that’s wrong. Antibiotics actually treat bacterial infections. Colds and flus, those are viral infections. That’s not the same thing. Bacterial […]

What medications should I continue or stop taking before a colonoscopy?

Andres, what medications can you continue and what medications should you stop prior to the colonoscopy? Juan, that’s an extremely important question because you don’t want to leave that to the end, or the day before, or the day of the procedure. If the patient is, for example, a diabetic, if the patient has hypertension, if the patient […]

How to reduce antibiotics in livestock

For E. Coigny, livestock farming’s a family business. Meaning it’s not easy to change traditions, but he’s innovative in animal care. Like this morning, when he sees a cow limping. I used homeopathy and let’s see what happens. Here, it’s an intern studying agronomics who introduced homeopathy, a method based on observation. You have to look at the […]

Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Nurses’ Role in Antibiotic Stewardship

>>Welcome to Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients, Nurses’ Role in Antibiotic Stewardship. The audio for today’s conference will be coming through your computer speakers. Please ensure your speakers are turned on and the volume up. The next four slides will cover the continuing education information for today’s webinar. CME says the Centers for Disease Control […]

Antibiotics: Fact or Fiction with Dr. Benjamin Chan

– Once deemed a miracle drug, antibiotics are often thought of as a cure-all for virtually any infectious disease. But, these days, there’s a lot of confusion about what they are for, how they work, and when you should take them. I’m Dr. Benjamin Chan from Penn Medicine and if you want the truth about antibiotics, you’ve come […]