As healthcare providers and patients, we have long heard the warnings about the dangers and eminent threat of antibiotic resistance. Bacteria have continually adapted to antibiotics, becoming increasingly resistant to many of the medications used to treat them. Resistance is now a galobal issue that must be addressed comprehensively and quickly.
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is raising awareness and focusing attention on antibiotic resistance during Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. The centerpiece of this outreach is a new “ABC’s of Antibiotics” infographic poster for patients and families that illustrates when antibiotics work and when they don’t.
A = Ask if antibiotics are appropriate; B = Bacteria – antibiotics only kill bacteria...Read More