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Antibiotic Development

Outpatient Antibiotics Use: U.S.A. Compared to Europe.
Antibiotic Development is Dwindling
Audience: General public

This graphic shows how the number of antibiotics being developed has steadily been decreasing since the 1980s.

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Antibiotic Prescribing

9 out of 10 patients who think they have a penicillin allergy are not truly allergic
Evaluate Patients for Penicillin Allergy to Give the Best Care

Audience: Healthcare providers

9 out of 10 patients who report a penicillin allergy are not truly allergic.

Evaluating your patients for true penicillin allergy means less use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and giving your patients the best care.

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9 out of 10 patients who think they have a penicillin allergy are not truly allergic
Evaluate Patients for Penicillin Allergy to Give the Best Care

Audience: Everyone

9 out of 10 patients who think they have a penicillin allergy are not truly allergic.

Knowing your allergy status prevents the spread of superbugs and helps you get the best care. Talk to your healthcare provider if you think you have a penicillin allergy.

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Seven Ways Dentists Can Act Against Antibiotic Resistance
Seven Ways Dentists Can Act Against Antibiotic Resistance
Audience: Dental providers

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Seven Ways Dentists can Act against Antibiotic Resistance

Dental providers are uniquely positioned to play a role in preventing the spread of antibiotic resistance. Here are seven simple “how tos” for safe, appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use when treating dental infections.

  1. MAKE an accurate diagnosis
  2. When prescribing an antibiotic, CHOOSE the right drug for the right dose and duration.
  3. USE narrow-spectrum antibiotics for simple infections and preserve broad-spectrum drugs for more complex infections.
  4. AVOID prescribing antibiotics for viral infections.
  5. For empiric treatment, REVISE treatment regimen based on patient progress and/or test results.
  6. KNOW the side effects and drug interactions of an antibiotic before prescribing.
  7. TEACH your patients about appropriate antibiotic use and emphasize the importance of taking antibiotics exactly as directed.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

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Improve Antibiotic Use to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
Improve Antibiotic Use to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
Audience: General public and healthcare professionals

70% Necessary Prescriptions (Still need to improve drug selection, dose and duration)
At least 30% Unnecessary Prescriptions

CDC is working to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use

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Improve  Antibiotic Prescribing
Improving Antibiotic Prescribing
Audience: General public and healthcare professionals

This infographic explains three ways healthcare professionals can improve antibiotic prescribing: staying up to date on clinical guidelines, communicating with patients regarding expectations, and counseling patients about antibiotic resistance.
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Reasons Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines Are Not Followed  This infographic outlines three reasons antibiotic prescribing guidelines are not followed: belief that non-recommended antibiotics are a better option, concern for patient satisfaction, and fear of infection complications.
Reasons Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines Are Not Followed
Audience: General public and healthcare professionals

This infographic outlines three reasons antibiotic prescribing guidelines are not followed: belief that non-recommended antibiotics are a better option, concern for patient satisfaction, and fear of infection complications.

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Antibiotic Prescribing Rates by State Across the U.S. - 300px
Antibiotic Prescribing Rates Map
Audience: General public

This map of the United States shows the states that had the highest and lowest antibiotic prescribing rates in 2013–14.

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Antibiotic Prescribing Rates by State Across the U.S.
Antibiotics Prescribed for Acute Respiratory Infections in Kids Younger than 15 Years of Age
Audience: General public

This graphic shows how antibiotic prescribing decreased between 1993 and 2008 for children under the age of 15 diagnosed with acute respiratory infections, yet more than half of all antibiotics prescribed in 2007–08 were still for these infections that do not require antibiotic treatment.

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Antibiotic Use Logo

Be Antibiotic Aware

Be Antibiotic Aware Smart use, Best Care.

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Antibiotic Resistance

How antibiotic resistance happens
How Antibiotic Resistance Happens
Audience: General public

This graphic shows the step-by-step process of how antibiotic resistant bacteria develop.

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Estimated minimum number of illnesses and deaths caused annually by antibiotic resistance.
Annual Burden of Antibiotic Resistance in the United States
Audience: General public

This image shows the estimated number of illnesses and deaths caused annually by antibiotic resistance.

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Reasons Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines Are Not Followed  This infographic outlines three reasons antibiotic prescribing guidelines are not followed: belief that non-recommended antibiotics are a better option, concern for patient satisfaction, and fear of infection complications.
6 Smart Facts About Antibiotic Use
Audience: General public and healthcare professionals

This infographic outlines three reasons antibiotic prescribing guidelines are not followed: belief that non-recommended antibiotics are a better option, concern for patient satisfaction, and fear of infection complications.

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Understanding Inappropriate Antimicrobial Use
Understanding Inappropriate Antibiotic Use
Audience: General public

This infographic explains the types of inappropriate antibiotic use. The graphic shows an example of unnecessary use or overuse and an example of misuse or incorrect prescription.

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