U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week
U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 18-24, 2020. This is a one week observance that gives organizations and providers an opportunity to raise awareness on the appropriate use of antibiotics and reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has over 10 hours of free Continuing Education available for providers at https://www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use/community/for-hcp/continuing-education.html.
The CDC promotes Be Antibiotics Aware, an educational effort to raise awareness encouraging safe antibiotic prescribing practices and use. Be Antibiotics Aware has many resources for health care professionals (in outpatient and inpatient settings) including videos such as The Right Tool (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dETK7Jc-XWA) and Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byh75p7bf-U) that can be utilized in provider’s waiting rooms.
November 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia