Keep Antibiotics Working – a health care perspective - Described video

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Transcript - Keep Antibiotics Working – a health care perspective

(Pharmacist Christine Landry appears on screen in a hospital setting. She is being interviewed)

My name is Christine Landry and I'm a pharmacist in hospital setting for about 15 years.

(Vials of a variety of antibiotics are on a counter top)

Antimicrobial resistance is something that we see more and more and is becoming a problem and that everyone should be aware of;

(We return to Christine Landry being interviewed)

it could be a patient a family health care provider. Everyone needs to be aware of what is resistance.

(Pharmacist Christine Landry is at a desk speaking on the phone)

We have new bacteria that we can call super bacteria that are now very difficult to treat.

(We return to Christine Landry being interviewed)

Why do we get those bacteria?  One reason would be that we use antibiotic in cases that we may not need antibiotics.

(More vials of antibiotics are on the counter top. Pharmacist Christine Landry selects one of the vials and reads the label)

We need to be aware that not all infections are not caused by bacteria.

We need to be aware that we don't need always the strongest antibiotics when we have an infection.

(We return to Christine Landry being interviewed)

For many, many years we thought antibiotics were a solution to all infections or many types of infections.

Now we need to be aware that the more we use antibiotics the more we see resistance. Therefore, we're all responsible to use antibiotics wisely; wisely meaning at the right time for the right infection, the right drug for and the right duration.

It may not be for every patient and may not be for every infection, but we need to know and have education for healthcare providers for patient family and community for the overuse of antibiotics and the risk of resistance.  

(Text on Screen: The Public Health Agency of Canada)
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