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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150420
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Public Awareness Campaign: The Overuse of Antibacterial Agents
Abstract:
Public Awareness Campaign: The Overuse of Antibacterial Agents
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Hesselberth, Jennifer
P.I. Institution Name:Del Sol Medical Center
Many consumers use antibacterial soaps, lotions, hand gels, detergents, and household cleansers. Increased use of these products has created public health concerns, since recent research indicates the use of these products may contribute to the development of antibacterial resistant organisms. The American Medical Association is urging the Food and Drug Administration to regulate household products that contain antibacterial agents. In March 2000, at the Texas Nurses Student Association (TNSA) State Convention, a resolution was adopted in support of education on antibiotic resistance and the eradication of commercial antimicrobial products. In response to this resolution, the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) chapter of TNSA wrote and received funding for a grant to develop radio and TV advertisements on this topic. The grant was written as an interdisciplinary project with the UTEP Communications Department, so that production of the commercials could be carried out by students in that department. Collaboration between TNSA and Communication Department students during the Spring 2001 semester produced one television advertisement and one radio advertisement; both have an English and Spanish version. “Prime time” air time to run the television advertisement for one month was recently purchased from the local CBS affiliate in El Paso, Texas. Radio airtime will be purchased during the month of October 2001. This project served the dual purpose of consumer education and also allowed nursing students to work with the media. This is a critical activity, since according to the 1998 Woodhull Study on Nursing and the Media (Sigma Theta Tau International, 1998), nurses are nearly invisible to the media. It is important that nurses learn how to be accessible to the media, and educate both the media and the public about the significant contributions nurses make to health care so the profession retains high visibility with the public.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePublic Awareness Campaign: The Overuse of Antibacterial Agentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150420-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Public Awareness Campaign: The Overuse of Antibacterial Agents</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hesselberth, Jennifer</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Del Sol Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">teamhess@elp.rr.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Many consumers use antibacterial soaps, lotions, hand gels, detergents, and household cleansers. Increased use of these products has created public health concerns, since recent research indicates the use of these products may contribute to the development of antibacterial resistant organisms. The American Medical Association is urging the Food and Drug Administration to regulate household products that contain antibacterial agents. In March 2000, at the Texas Nurses Student Association (TNSA) State Convention, a resolution was adopted in support of education on antibiotic resistance and the eradication of commercial antimicrobial products. In response to this resolution, the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) chapter of TNSA wrote and received funding for a grant to develop radio and TV advertisements on this topic. The grant was written as an interdisciplinary project with the UTEP Communications Department, so that production of the commercials could be carried out by students in that department. Collaboration between TNSA and Communication Department students during the Spring 2001 semester produced one television advertisement and one radio advertisement; both have an English and Spanish version. &ldquo;Prime time&rdquo; air time to run the television advertisement for one month was recently purchased from the local CBS affiliate in El Paso, Texas. Radio airtime will be purchased during the month of October 2001. This project served the dual purpose of consumer education and also allowed nursing students to work with the media. This is a critical activity, since according to the 1998 Woodhull Study on Nursing and the Media (Sigma Theta Tau International, 1998), nurses are nearly invisible to the media. It is important that nurses learn how to be accessible to the media, and educate both the media and the public about the significant contributions nurses make to health care so the profession retains high visibility with the public.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:24:03Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:24:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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