Antibiotic resistance has been identified as one of the
biggest public health threats of our time. With mounting numbers of infections
caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria and a lack of new antimicrobial agents
in development, a crisis is slowly emerging.
Antibiotic stewardship (in other words, using antibiotics
wisely) is an important way we can help thwart this crisis; but a concerted
effort is required, from hospitals to the community, from human use to
agriculture, from clinicians to the general public. We all need to be
From November 13th to 19th, 2017, countries all over the
world recognize Antibiotic Awareness Week. The aim of this week is to raise
awareness about antibiotic resistance and how we can better use antibiotics to
prevent this growing problem.
This year, Public Health
Ontario (PHO) has partnered with Choosing
Wisely Canada (CWC) to create an exciting antibiotic awareness campaign to help spread the message! Of more than
200 Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations, over 20 encourage antibiotic stewardship. Check out key
Join in the conversation on social media by following our Twitter – don’t forget to use the hashtag #SaveABX!
Already a steward in your healthcare setting? Check out our ASP resources.
a clinician interested in learning more? Join us for our November 14
Management of community-acquired
infections: A case-based approach to improve antibiotic use
During this webinar, Dr. Kevin Schwartz will
discuss commonly encountered infections in community practice. This case-based
presentation will provide practical tips to help improve the management of
these infections and use antibiotics more appropriately to preserve their
effectiveness into the future.
Date: November 14, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Registration: No registration required! Simply join in on our webinar - http://pho.adobeconnect.com/management-community-acquired-infections/
Keep exploring Antibiotic Awareness Week! Here’s a list of some of the participating organizations in
Canada and around the world and links to their resources: