Pharmacy Pearls: Antibiotic Stewardship

Pharmacy Pearls: Antibiotic Stewardship

November 13th, 2018 | NewsPharmacy Pearls

As a reminder, November 12-18, 2018 is U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week. The CDC is urging healthcare professionals to prescribe antibiotics only when necessary to help fight antibiotic resistance and protect patients from adverse events. During U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week the CDC promotes Be Antibiotics Aware, an educational effort to raise awareness about the importance of safe antibiotic prescribing and use.

This edition of Pharmacy Pearls is dedicated to outpatient antibiotic stewardship tools that can be implemented in your practice in order to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and improve first-line prescribing.