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Antibiotic prescription durations and United Kingdom primary care frequently exceed recommended guidelines. As such appearance to clinical prescribing guidelines for common infections stands to significantly decrease the impacts of antimicrobial resistance. Further research could explore the relationship between adherence to guidelines and antimicrobial resistance, ultimately suggesting stewardship programs that may improve compliance with the guidelines. Nurses stand to play an integral role in antimicrobial stewardship and mitigating the negative effects of antimicrobial resistance.

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This page is a summary of: Duration of antibiotic treatment for common infections frequently exceeds recommended guidelines, potentially impacting antimicrobial resistance, Evidence-Based Nursing, September 2019, BMJ, DOI: 10.1136/ebnurs-2019-103116.
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