Prompt 1: Select a research study that discusses the efficacy of a treatment program for opioid use. You will use this same study for this weeks assignment. What biases did the researchers identify in the study? What other biases did you identify? Explain your answers.
Prompt 2: What is the intended target population for this treatment in the study you selected? What is a culturally competent way to implement treatment within this population? What are the necessary elements for a successful culturally appropriate implementation?
Prompt 3: Think about last weeks discussion on C. diff.
- In broad terms, what is the role of antimicrobial stewardship in the intersection of microbiology and epidemiology?
- How can infectious disease-trained pharmacists use microbiology data to guide doctors’ prescribing of antimicrobials?
- Respond to at least two (2) of your classmates or your instructors posts. Your responses should include elements such as follow-up questions, a further exploration of topics from the initial post, or requests for further clarification or explanation on some points made.