Nov 14-20, 2016
Below are some resources for World Antibiotic Awareness Week:
- World Health Organization materials
- Government of Canada resources
- Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (AMMI)
- Antibioticwise.ca website
- Do Bugs Need Drugs? website
- Centers for Disease Control resources
There are also two antibiotic-related webinars taking place this week:
- NPSF webcast: Taking action to combat antibiotic resistance and improve antibiotic use – Nov 14
- PHAC webinar: Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Canada – Highlights from the CARSS Report (2016) – Nov 17
Also, AMMI Canada has announced the launch of a new campaign:
Antibiotic Resistance is an increasingly serious threat to public health. A recent high-level meeting of the World Health Organization reinforced the responsibility that we all share in helping raise awareness of and engaging in recommended practices to reduce the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.
The Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada is proud to launch a national initiative to stop inappropriate antibiotic use for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Long-Term Care Residents.
The campaign aims to reach nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, pharmacists, front-line health care providers, patients, and families involved with long-term care facilities with the view to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and promote antimicrobial stewardship in Canada.
Need more information? You can find regional toolkits, algorithms, FAQs, practice points, and other initiatives in the CLEARINGHOUSE
Get in on the conversation – Take to Twitter – use the hashtag #SymptomFreeLetItBe
Please be a part of responsible antibiotic use and help make a difference.
Andrew Morris MD, FRCPC
Chair, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance Committee
Edith Blondel-Hill MD, FRCPC
Vice-Chair, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance Committee