Antibiotic Awareness Week in Canada
NCCID has participated in Antibiotic Awareness Week in Canada since 2010. Our Centre works to raise awareness about antimicrobial resistance (AMR), antimicrobial use (AMU) and antimicrobial-resistant organisms (ARO). Together with our partners, we promote the prudent use of antibiotics to fight the threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
You might be interested in:
Putting the Pieces Together: A National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Stewardship
Antibiotic Resistance: VIDEO
Glossary of Terms: Antimicrobial Resistance
AntibioticAwareness.ca focuses on the relationship between doctors and patients. We offer practical tools and information to practitioners (including our prescription pads), as well as webinars presenting the latest information on antimicrobial resistance.
We link to materials produced by other organizations, including the Public Health Agency of Canada, to promote antibiotics awareness and responsible use. Through ongoing knowledge translation initiatives, NCCID aims to facilitate appropriate stewardship and surveillance, and we will continue to provide information to people who are interested in learning about AROs.
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RESOURCES & EVENTS: 2016
- Antibiotic (antimicrobial) resistance: fact sheets / Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
- Antibiotic resistance fact sheet / World Health Organization (WHO)
- I Use Antibiotics Responsibly Pledge / WHO
- ‘Antibiotics: Handle with care’ campaign video / WHO
- Recommendations for appropriate prescribing of antimicrobials / Bugs and Drugs
- Clinical practice guidelines / Do Bugs Need Drugs
- Antibiotic Quiz / AntibioticWise.ca
- “Symptom-Free Pee: LET IT BE” / AMMI Canada
- Get Smart About Antibiotics Week / Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- Forum on Sustainable Access to Effective Antibiotics
- Antibiotic Guardian
- European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD)
- AAW Resources / Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
- AAW Toolkit & Resources / NPS MedicineWise
- Antibiotic stewardship / Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA)
- ‘Antibiotic Matters‘: CME / Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)
- ‘Antibiotics and the Dangers of Unwise Use‘: Town Hall Supper / CADTH
Antibiotics & Healthcare Providers
The following materials offer practical ways to inform and interact with your patients.
To be used with patients (adults and children) who have a suspected viral infection. Provides information about symptomatic relief for infections and indicates when patients should consider a return visit. (Click picture to enlarge.)
- Order free printed copies of the prescription pads
Talking with Patients about When to Use Antibiotics
Complementing the prescription pad, this document provides information on how to talk to patients about requests for antibiotics for viral infections. It provides suggestions to help you promote appropriate antibiotic use with your patients. This document is a resource in development. Please let us know what you think about its usefulness and effectiveness.
- Download PDF
Factsheets & Resources
- the Public Health Agency of Canada offers a number of factsheets from on key antimicrobial resistance issues, including Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Salmonella, and NDM-1, tuberculosis.
- the Canadian Paediatric Society also provides information on antibiotic use in children
- the Bugs and Drugs book provides comprehensive recommendations for antibiotic use in communities and hospitals
- the Canadian Paediatric Society provides position statements and notes on how to manage infectious diseases in your patients
- Clinical Practice Guidelines from the College of Family Physicians of Canada
- Evidence-based guidelines from Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC)