Fighting infection: an ongoing challenge, part 2--antibacterials.

  title={Fighting infection: an ongoing challenge, part 2--antibacterials.},
  author={Beatrice B Turkoski},
  journal={Orthopedic nursing},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={210-21; quiz 222-3}
In Part 1 of this three-part series, an overview of how antimicrobials, the "silver bullets" of modern medicine, are designed to target specific agents of infection was given. The worldwide concern regarding antimicrobial resistance and the need for a more judicious approach to using antimicrobials was addressed. In this section, the focus is on those specific antimicrobial agents used to fight bacterial infections. Discussion addresses bacterial cell wall inhibitors (penicillins and… CONTINUE READING