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Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance
Antibiotic / Antimicrobial Resistance

 

OVERVIEW | REGULATIONS & GUIDELINES | BEST PRACTICES | INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES | PATIENT RESOURCES  


Overview

Antibiotics and similar drugs, together called antimicrobial agents, have been used for the last 70 years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. Since the 1940s, these drugs have greatly reduced illness and death from infectious diseases. Antibiotic use has been beneficial and, when prescribed and taken correctly, their value in patient care is enormous. However, these drugs have been used so widely and for so long that the infectious organisms the antibiotics are designed to kill have adapted to them, making the drugs less effective. Many fungi, viruses, and parasites have done the same. Some microorganisms may develop resistance to a single antimicrobial agent (or related class of agent), while others develop resistance to several antimicrobial agents or classes. These organisms are often referred to as multidrug-resistant or MDR strains. In some cases, the microorganisms have become so resistant that no available antibiotics are effective against them.

 

Source: CDC 


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Regulations & Guidelines

WHO

The evolving threat of antimicrobial resistance - Options for action

Executive Summary

WHO

Policy Package To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

WHO

WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance

CDC

Public Health Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
CDC Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013
APIC

APIC supports consensus statement on antibiotic resistance

Joint Statement on Antibiotic Resistance from 25 National Health Organizations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ADA ADA Council On Scientific Affairs - Combating antibiotic resistance
AAE

American Association of Endodontists

Use and Abuse of Antibiotics

AAPD

American Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry

Guideline on Use of Antiobiotic Therapy for Pediatric Dental Patients

 

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Best Practices
Key Learnings as of February 2015
Antibiotics and similar drugs, together called antimicrobial agents, have been used for the last 70 years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. Since the 1940s, these drugs have greatly reduced illness and death from infectious diseases. However, these drugs have been used so widely and for so long that the infectious organisms the antibiotics are designed to kill have adapted to them, making the drugs less effective.
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FAQs

WHO

10 facts on antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance

 

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Instructional Resources
Videos

CDC Commentary: Don't Give In and Give Those Antibiotics!

CDC Commentary: Three Steps to Antibiotic Stewardship

CDC - Director's Briefing: Serious Health Threat of Antibiotic- Resistance Germs

CDC - The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance

Campaigns

Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work

Get Smart for Healthcare

Online Materials

Fact Sheets from Get Smart Week November 2014

Fact Sheets

CDC - Antibiotic Resistance Questions & Answers

PowerPoint & Slide Presentations

Get Smart for Healthcare

Slide Sets

An Introductory slide set that lays out the case for antimicrobial stewardship interventions.

 

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Patient Resources
CDC

Information for Everyone

CDC

What Everyone Should Know and Do

Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please!

CDC Antibiotics Quiz
CDC

A VECES, EL REMEDIO ES PEOR QUE LA ENFERMEDAD

Campaña para promover el uso correcto de los antibióticos.

CDC Mission Critical: Preventing Antibiotic Resistance
CDC Get Smart Brochures
CDC Get Smart One Page Sheets

 

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