Gabrielle Davis, Medical Student
3rd Year Medical Student
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Gabrielle is a medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with an interest in public health and preventive medicine. As an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame she studied Science-Business and Poverty Studies, which sparked her interest in social influences of health and health inequities. Her experience volunteering at a Federally Qualified Health Center before medical school led her to recognize the importance of interprofessional collaboration for optimal patient-centered care.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Implementation of an Interprofessional Delayed Antibiotic Prescribing and Patient Education Initiative in a Walk-In Clinic Setting
Patients with respiratory infections frequently present to walk-in clinics and receive precautionary antibiotic prescriptions for illnesses that may actually be viral in origin. Antibiotic overuse and misuse is a recognized problem in the healthcare system, with unnecessary and nonadherent antibiotic use contributing to antibiotic resistance. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a delayed antibiotic prescribing tool, which may decrease inappropriate antibiotic use when incorporated into clinical practice. Additionally, patient education and behavioral…