The most important duty in the hospital is the care for the patients.

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The most important duty in the hospital is the care for the patients. Therefore, it is perhaps my responsibility as the health provider to perform a thorough and exact history and examination to assist diagnose the patients to find out the course of the disease and then provide medication.  First of all, I will ask Mrs. Smith about the recovery phase and if there is some improvement? If not then I will proceed with the test and examination through the laboratory for a complete test and make the next step based on the results that will come out. Similarly, coughs can be due to several factors such as bacterial infection, viral infection and the throat irritation and many others. Perhaps, not all of the infections will require the antibiotics only for treatment (Kanwar, Brar, Khatib & Fakih, 2007).

In Martin Blaser’s articles (2011), he explains in details about the antibiotic overdose and overuse. Most of the patients always come to the health providers with some mild cold symptoms with the inclusion of a cough within and requesting for antibiotics without even testing the condition first before any drug could be administered according to the laws of medics in the United States and many other nations. Most often, the antibiotics are not warranted, and they are not perhaps the right choice for patients because they don’t assist in whatsoever the case, but in most of the times, it will promote the development of bacterial infections. Due to this, it will be unwise for me to fill up the prescription for amoxicillin. Secondly, it will be very appropriate to address how Mrs. Smith obtained the bottle with the recent dates even when the time he came up for a visit was one year. Moreover, I will also request Stephanie to avoid giving medication because she does not have the right medical knowledge (Kanwar, Brar, Khatib & Fakih, 2007).

References

Kanwar, M., Brar, N., Khatib, R., & Fakih, M. G. (2007). Misdiagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia and inappropriate utilization of antibiotics: side effects of the 4-h antibiotic administration rule. CHEST Journal, 131(6), 1865-1869.

Martin Blaser’s 2011 article (linked here: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v476/n7361/full/476393a.html)

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