Broad-spectrum and narrow-spectrum antibiotics

  1. Define the terms broad-spectrum and narrow-spectrum antibiotics. List factors that determine which antibiotics are ordered. List the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  2. Hospitalized patients frequently require antibiotic therapy. Identify a patient in the clinical setting who is receiving antibiotic therapy. Describe three common adverse reactions that can occur related to the patient’s antibiotic therapy. Develop nursing interventions that would be implemented to assess for the common adverse reactions related to antibiotic therapy.

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