The Decreasing Effectiveness of Antibiotics

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Title:

The Decreasing Effectiveness of Antibiotics

URL:

https://thinktv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/fln31.sci.life.bacteria/the-decreasing-effectiveness-of-antibiotics/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

Two doctors explain that, while antibiotics have helped protect people from infections since becoming widely available after World War II, this unique class of drugs is losing its effectiveness from overuse. The more exposure bacteria have to an antibiotic, the more likely they will develop resistance to the antibiotic. Because as much as half of all antibiotic use in the United States is either unnecessary or inappropriate, more and more people may die of infections that were once easily treatable. 

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.3.1) Evaluate the accessibility and validity of health information, products, and services.

Example: determining the credibility of resources both online and offline

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.5.3) Justify the appropriateness of individual vs. collaborative decision-making in various situations.

Example: explaining when input from a health professional, counselor, or trusted adult would be helpful

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
Leaders in Health Advocacy
HA.8.3) Communicate to peer or community groups on health-related topics.

Tags: antibiotics, drug resistance, health
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Author: Michelle Frye