Read: Discussion Background
Latasha, a part time college student, recently went to a doctor’s appointment for a high fever and strep throat. The doctor prescribed her Amoxicillin for 10 days. After taking antibiotics for 5 days, she started to feel better, so she stopped taking the medication. However, a couple of weeks later, Latasha returned to the doctor. Instead of prescribing her the same medication, the doctor wrote Latasha a 5-day prescription of Zpack.
Watch this video on Antibiotics and Resistance and read the article found at https://www.pharmaceutical-technology.com/features/antibiotic-alternatives-amr-resistance/ BEFORE responding to the prompts.
2. Initial Post: Create a new thread and answer all three parts of the initial prompt below
- How have antibiotics changed the quality of life for humans over the past century? Guidance: It is important to use the video or transcript for your post (not Google or other sources); it has everything you need! Be sure to include specifics on how the QUALITY of human life has changed when comparing life before antibiotics to life after antibiotics.
- Explain why Latasha’s failure to take her antibiotics as prescribed might contribute to the evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.Guidance: It is important to use the video or transcript for your post (not Google or other sources); it has everything you need! The focus of your response is on an EXPLANATION of the EVOLUTION of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
- Review the video and article provided in the Discussion Background and Discuss which of the approaches to combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria is best and why. Guidance: It is important to use the video (or video transcript) and the article for your post (not Google or other sources); they have everything you need! Be sure discuss ONE suggested approach to combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria and WHY it is the best.