Antimicrobial stewardship in community pharmacies: a strep case study
- At: 2016 FIP Congress in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
- Type: Presentation
- By: DERING-ANDERSON, Allison (University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice, Lincoln, United States)
- Co-author(s): Allison Mari Dering-Anderson:|Michael E Klepser:Pharmacy Practice,Ferris State University College of Pharmacy,Kalamazoo,United States|Donald G Klepser:Pharmacy Practice,University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy,Omaha,United States
Antibiotics are over prescribed for adults with Group A Strep pharyngitis. This overprescribing can lead to drug resistance. A study of community pharmacists, who assessed patient symptoms, calculated a Centor score, conducted a point-of-care rapid diagnostic test, and dispensed appropriate therapy showed that antibiotic dispensing was.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.