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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 widely with your partners and colleagues.

Antibiotic Stewardship Commitment Posters

A Commitment to Our Patients About Antibiotics

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. Posters can be printed in color or black and white.

Print only version in color
8.5 x 11 [PDF – 1 page]

A  Commitment to Our Patients About Antibiotics Poster, version 1

A Commitment to Our Patients About Antibiotics

Antibiotics only fight infections caused by bacteria. Like all drugs, they can be harmful and should only be used when necessary. Taking antibiotics when you have a virus can do more harm than good: you will still feel sick and the antibiotic could give you a skin rash, diarrhea, a yeast infection, or worse.

Antibiotics also give bacteria a chance to become more resistant to them. This can make future infections harder to treat. It means that antibiotics might not work when you really do need them. Because of this, it is important that you only use an antibiotic when it is necessary to treat your illness.

How can you help? When you have a cough, sore throat, or other illness, tell your doctor you only want an antibiotic if it is really necessary. If you are not prescribed an antibiotic, ask what you can do to feel better and get relief from your symptoms.

Your health is important to us. As your healthcare providers, we promise to provide the best possible treatment for your condition. If an antibiotic is not needed, we will explain this to you and will offer a treatment plan that will help. We are dedicatedto prescribing antibiotics only when they are needed, and we will avoid giving you antibiotics when they might do more harm than good.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.
Sincerely,
Print only version in color 8.5 x 11[1 page]
En Español version [1 page]

 

A  Commitment to Our Patients About Antibiotics Poster, version 2

A Commitment to Our Patients About Antibiotics Poster, layout 2

Print only version in color
8.5 x 11 [PDF -1 page]

En Español version 2 [1 page]

 

A  Commitment to Our Patients About Antibiotics Poster, version 3

A Commitment to Our Patients About Antibiotics Poster, layout 3

Print only version in color
8.5 x 11 [PDF – 1 page]

En Español version 3 [1 page]

 

Factsheets

Is It Really a Penicillin Allergy?

Is It Really a Penicillin Allergy?

This 2-page, full color 8.5″x 11″ fact sheet describes the evaluation and diagnosis of penicillin allergy for healthcare professionals.

Print only version in color
8.5 x 11 [PDF – 2 pages]

View in webpage

Checklist for Antibiotic Prescribing in Dentistry factsheet thumbnail

Checklist for Antibiotic Prescribing in Dentistry

This 1-page, full color 8.5″x 11″ fact sheet describes how dentists can improve antibiotic use in their practices.

Print only version in color
8.5 x 11 [PDF – 1 page]

Infographics

Antibiotic Resistance the Global Threat 1-page, full color 8″x44″ Infographic

Antibiotic Resistance the Global Threat

This 1-page, full color 8″x44″ Infographic

Print only version in color
8.5 x 11 [PDF -1 page]

Seven Ways Dentists Can Act Against Antibiotic Resistance

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.

Print only version in color
8.5 x 11 [PDF – 1 page]

Return to Day Care Letter

Runny nose Q and A sheet

Return to Day Care Letter

When a child has been ill, many day cares 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 out and take it to their child’s healthcare professional to sign, and then give it to their child’s day care provider.

Print only version in color
8.5 x 11 [PDF – 1 page]

Print only version in black and white [PDF – 1 page]
This fact sheet is also available in Spanish.

Prescription Pads

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