CDC Encourages Safe Antibiotic Prescribing and Use

In recognition of U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week, CDC launched an updated and ongoing educational effort, Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care, to support the nation's efforts to combat antibiotic resistance through improved use of these life-saving medications. The Be Antibiotics Aware educational effort also aligns with antibiotic stewardship activities mentioned in the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (CARB), supports the National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections (HAIs): Road Map to Elimination, and complements other patient safety initiatives, such as the Get Ahead of Sepsis education effort launched in August 2017.  There are many ways to get involved in U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017. Click here to learn more about how to participate.