Print Materials for Healthcare Professionals
These print materials focus on when it is and is not appropriate to prescribe antibiotics and explain why antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems.
We encourage you to share these materials with your patients, partners and colleagues.
Is It Really a Penicillin Allergy?
This 2-page, color 8.5″x 11″ fact sheet describes the evaluation and diagnosis of penicillin allergy for healthcare professionals.
Checklist for Antibiotic Prescribing in Dentistry
This 1-page, color 8.5″x 11″ fact sheet describes how dentists can improve antibiotic use in their practices.
Seven Ways Dentists Can Act Against Antibiotic Resistance
Dental providers play an important role in preventing the spread of antibiotic resistance. This resource highlights some best practices for antibiotic prescribing and use when treating dental infections.
Return to Day Care Letter
When a child has been ill, many day care centers will not allow a child to return without an antibiotic treatment. However, not all infections can or should be treated with an antibiotic. This letter explains that the child has a viral illness and will not be receiving antibiotics and should be allowed to return to day care once his or her fever is gone. Parents can print this letter and take it to their child’s healthcare professional to sign, and then give it to their child’s day care provider.
Delayed Prescribing Prescription Pads
Taking Your Antibiotic Prescription Pads
Symptom Relief for Viral Illnesses Prescription Pads
Watchful Waiting Prescription Pads
An Antibiotic Is The Wrong Tool To Treat A Virus
A Commitment to Our Patients About Antibiotics
Written public commitments in support of antibiotic stewardship that are placed in examination rooms have been shown to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions. These posters can also facilitate patient communication about appropriate antibiotic use. We encourage you to add your healthcare facility logo, healthcare professional photo or signature to any of these posters. Print the posters via your office printers, or send to a professional printer, and post in patient examination rooms.
Print on white, thin plastic/vinyl film.
Adhere on any clean dry glass surface, like pharmacy windows and mirrors.
- Page last reviewed: November 7, 2017
- Page last updated: February 15, 2018
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