Antimicrobial prescribing in older adults

Gloria Brandburg

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Abstract

Infectious diseases pose a significant threat to older adult health and well-being. Determining the appropriate use and selection of antimicrobials in older adults can be challenging. Age-related physiologic changes, multiple comorbidities, and polypharmacy are factors that can make prescribing antimicrobials complicated and the effectiveness of therapy unpredictable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-48
Number of pages7
JournalNurse Practitioner
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

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Keywords

  • antibiotic resistance
  • antibiotic stewardship
  • antibiotic use
  • antimicrobials
  • geriatrics
  • infectious disease
  • older adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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