The World Health Organization has declared antibiotic resistance as one of the biggest global health issues facing the world today. A growing list of infections are becoming harder to treat as antibiotics become less effective. Objectives of national efforts include:
- To make antibiotic resistance a globally-recognized health issue.
- To raise awareness of the need to preserve the power of antibiotics through appropriate use.
- To increase the recognition that individuals, health and agriculture professionals, and governments must all play a role in tackling antibiotic resistance.
- To encourage behavior change and convey the message that simple actions can make a difference.
Join the Great Plains QIN as we participate in The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) Thunderclap Social Media Campaign, in honor of International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 15-21, 2017. The 2017 theme for International Infection Prevention Week is Antibiotic Resistance.
To join the national awareness campaign:
- Click here and sign up via Twitter, Facebook and/or Tumblr and invite your friends and followers to do the same.
- On Wednesday, October 18 at 11 a.m. (CT), you’ll see the message shared simultaneously on other’s social media accounts.
For more information, tools and resources on how you can spread the word in your organization and community, click here.
WebEx Opportunity: Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes
Thursday, October 19, 2017
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT
Join infectious disease doctor, Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc, a medical officer with CDC’s Office of Antibiotic Stewardship for a discussion of CDC’s Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes. Upon completion of the WebEx, participants will be able to:
- Highlight the importance of antibiotic stewardship in nursing homes and in new regulations
- Define the core elements of antibiotic stewardship in nursing homes
- Discuss actions that can be taken to promote stewardship activities
Visit our Web site for more details.
This event is brought to you by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network in partnership with the QIN-QIOs serving Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.