5 Ways to Support Be Antibiotics Aware
CDC’s New Educational Effort on Antibiotic Use in Human Medicine
To kick off the observances, today CDC released Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care, a national educational effort to continue to combat antibiotic resistance and protect patients from unnecessary side effects.
Be Antibiotics Aware provides resources to support healthcare professionals and patients in their efforts to practice safe antibiotic use, reinforcing the concept that “Smart Use is the Best Care.”
Prescribing the right dose of the right antibiotic at the right time, and for the right duration helps fight antibiotic resistance, protects patients from unnecessary side effects from antibiotics, and helps make sure life-saving antibiotics will work when we need them in the future.
Participate in Be Antibiotics Aware during U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and beyond!
- Download and distribute new Be Antibiotics Aware educational materials.
- Watch and share “The Right Tool” TV Public Service Announcement.
- Post the Be Antibiotics Aware web buttons to your website or blog.
- Use the “drop-in” articles in e-blasts, newsletters, and other publications.
- Use social media to spark conversation.
- Follow @cdcgov, @cdc_ncezid, and www.facebook.com/cdc.
- Use official hashtags: #BeAntibioticsAware and #USAAW17 for the observance week.
- Share new Be Antibiotics Aware social media graphics.
- Add the Be Antibiotics Aware Twibbon and Facebook Frame to your social media profile picture.
- Register now for the Be Antibiotics Aware Thunderclap happening today at noon ET.
- Join CDC on the Global Twitter chat on Thursday, November 16 at 1pm ET using #AntibioticResistance.
CDC encourages you to share these resources and opportunities broadly with your colleagues and partners.
Visit the Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) page to learn how members are observing World Antibiotics Awareness Week.