Pediatric non-prescription pad available to decrease antibiotic use in young patients
Decreasing antibiotic use for viral infections is an important target area for The Physician Alliance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 100 million courses of antibiotics are prescribed by physicians each year, with approximately half of those prescriptions unnecessary.
TPA recognizes that many parents/family members bring young patients with symptoms of cough and congestion to practices seeking a prescription for antibiotics. As the overuse of prescription antibiotics has increased, it can be difficult to make them understand that antibiotics may not be the best treatment option.
TPA created a '
non-prescription pad' for pediatrics
to help initiate conversations with young patients and their family members on the importance of not taking antibiotics unless determined necessary by the physician.
The Physician Alliance is committed to helping you improve quality metrics and revenue. In addition to the numerous tip sheets and information on our website, we have created
patient education materials on a variety of topics
to help initiate conversations with patients and family members.
TPA would like to
thank Jenny Train, MSN, CPNP, CLC at Northpointe Pediatrics
for her help in creating this
pediatric non-prescription pad
. Her input and feedback is greatly appreciated!