Clinical Pharmacology Chapter 38 Antibacterials Q&A (1 OF 42) Sample Questions
1. The MOST common clinical cause of bacterial resistance is:
- A. Improper antibiotic selection.
- B. Faulty gastrointestinal absorption of antibiotics.
- C. Use of antibiotics when they are not indicated.
- D. Failure to use culture and sensitivity tests.
- E. Finishing the antibiotic course therapy.
Tips: Public Health Canada explains that the leading causes of increased antibiotic resistance are the overuse or inappropriate use of antibiotics in preventing or treating infections in both people and animals. Some examples cited as follows:
1. giving antibiotics to people and animals when they are not needed,
2. taking antibiotics in ways other than how they were prescribed,
3. self-medicating or antibiotic sharing,
4. taking antibiotics for an infection that is not caused by a bacteria.