Antimicrobial Resistance: Communication materials
World Patient Safety Day 2019
World Patient Safety Day will be celebrated for the first time on 17 September 2019. Events will be held around the world to raise awareness of the need to establish patient safety as a global health priority. The day brings stakeholders together in an effort to reduce the unintended harm caused by healthcare.
Causes of Antibiotic Resistance; 2015
Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change and become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause.
- Over-prescribing of antibiotics
- Patients not finishing their treatment
- Over-use of antibiotics in livestock and fish farming
- Poor infection control in hospitals and clinics
- Lack of hygiene and poor sanitation
- Lack of new antibiotics being developed
Antibiotic Resistance; 2015
- Prevent infections by ensuring your hands, instruments and environment are clean
- Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change and become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause. This is compromising our ability to treat infectious diseases and undermining many advances in medicine.
- We must handle antibiotics with care so they remain effective for as long as possible.
- Keep your patients’ vaccinations up to date
- If you think a patient might need antibiotics, where possible, test to only prescribe and dispense antibiotics when they are truly needed
- Prescribe and dispense the right antibiotic at the right dose for the right duration