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Antibiotic Use

West Virginia Bureau for Public Health and CDC team up to improve antibiotic use

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is a national campaign designed to highlight the coordinated efforts of CDC, state and local health departments, and non-profit and for-profit partners in an effort to educate people about the importance of using antibiotics wisely in both community and healthcare settings. From November 14-20, CDC and its partners will promote appropriate antibiotic use in inpatient and outpatient settings with a special focus on nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Today, infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria have become increasingly common on both healthcare and community settings. As such, patients, health care providers, hospital administrators, and policy makers must work together to employ safe and effective strategies for improving antibiotic use. CDC's Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work and Get Smart for Healthcare programs are specifically designed to educate consumers and healthcare providers about appropriate use of antibiotics.

Monday: (pdf link)

Theme “Antibiotics: Will they work when you really need them?”
Target Audience: Consumers

Tuesday: (pdf link)

Theme “Delivering safe care for patients: all healthcare providers play a role”
Target Audience: Healthcare providers

Wednesday: (pdf link)

Theme “Antibiotic stewardship – the ultimate return on investment”
Target Audience: Healthcare facility administrators, payers

Thursday: (pdf link)

Theme “Preserving antibiotics for the future”

Friday: (pdf link)

Theme “Resistance anywhere is resistance everywhere”
Coincides with Europe’s and Canada’s antibiotic awareness day

Get Smart - Know When Antibiotics Work

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