U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week: November 18-24, 2020
U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW) is an annual one-week observance to raise awareness of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use to combat the threat of antibiotic resistance.
Governor, Mike DeWine, and Lieutenant Governor, Jon Husted, declare November 18-22, 2019 as Antibiotic Awareness Week throughout the State of Ohio and urge all healthcare and public health workers to observe this week with activities that raise awareness about appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use.
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ASPs can be implemented in any healthcare setting; how they are implemented will vary based on the type of setting, types of patients, and available resources and expertise.
The CDC has compiled evidence to support ASPs. This evidence highlights the impact of ASPs on costs, reduction of Clostridioides difficile infections, antibiotic use, and more.
Resources for Developing and Implementing an ASP
- Antibiotic Use in Healthcare
- Overview and Evidence to Support Appropriate Antibiotic Use
- CDC Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
- Stewardship Program Examples
Continuing Education and Curriculum Opportunities
Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Infectious Diseases
246 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 995-5599
Fax: (614) 387-2132
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.