Core Element 1: Commitment

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Antibiotic Awareness Week Toolkit

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual one-week observance that gives participating organizations an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use to combat the threat of antibiotic resistance. Be Antibiotics Aware, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) educational effort, complements U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week with up-to-date information to help …

Antibiotic Stewardship Commitment Posters

Written public commitments in support of antibiotic stewardship that are placed in examination rooms have been shown to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions. These posters include two options that describe A Commitment to Our Patients About Antibiotics: Option 1 and Option 2.

Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Roles and Responsibilities

The following document provides antibiotic stewardship roles and responsibilities that can be incorporated into position descriptions or job evaluation criteria for nurses, physicians and pharmacists participating in antibiotic stewardship activities.  

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship: Commitment

This video by the Great Plains QIN-QIO provides an overview of commitment, outlining the importance of dedication and accountability for optimizing antibiotic prescribing and patient safety. Any person involved in patient care can act as an antibiotic steward for the health of your patients and the community in which you serve. Great Plains QIN requires …

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