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Listen to and watch the products on this page to learn about the role we all play in using antibiotics wisely and preventing antibiotic resistance.

Videos

Antibiotics Aren’t Always The Answer
Audience: General public

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Antibiotics treat certain infections caused by bacteria. They do not treat infections caused by viruses like the cold or flu. When they are not needed, antibiotics won’t help you, and the side effects could still hurt you. Learn what antibiotics treat and what they do not treat. Be Antibiotics Aware.

Antibiotics Aren’t Always The Answer
Audience: General public

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Antibiotics treat certain infections caused by bacteria. They do not treat infections caused by viruses like the cold or flu. When they are not needed, antibiotics won’t help you, and the side effects could still hurt you. Learn what antibiotics treat and what they do not treat. Be Antibiotics Aware.

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The Right Tool PSA 
Audience: General public

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Antibiotics treat certain infections caused by bacteria. When they are not needed, antibiotics won’t help you, and the side effects could still hurt you. Be Antibiotics Aware.

The Story of Peggy Lillis The Other Side of Antibiotics

The Story of Peggy Lillis: The Other Side of Antibiotics
Audience: General public

View this video on YouTube (2:39 minutes)
In this video, Christian Lillis, son of Peggy Lillis, shares his personal story of losing his mother to a Clostridium difficile infection (C. difficile) caused by antibiotic use.
Date released: November 17, 2016

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Podcasts

The following podcasts provide information on how antibiotics work, steps you can take to prevent antibiotic resistance, and tips for using over-the-counter products to help feel better while a viral illness runs its course.

“The Right Tool” Radio PSA
Audience: General public

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Antibiotics treat certain infections caused by bacteria. When they are not needed, antibiotics won’t help you, and the side effects could still hurt you. Be Antibiotics Aware.

Pharmacists Can Make the Difference

Antibiotics: Pharmacists Can Make the Difference
Audience: General public particularly parents of young children

Listen to this podcast (2:18 minutes)

In this podcast, a pharmacist counsels a frustrated father about appropriate antibiotic use and symptomatic relief options for his son’s cold.
Date Released: 4/16/2015

Antibiotics drugs podcast

Antibiotics: Miracle Drugs
Audience: General public

Listen to this podcast (2:18 minutes)

The overuse of antibiotics has led to the development of resistance among bacteria, making antibiotics ineffective in treating certain conditions. This podcast discusses the importance of talking to your healthcare professional about whether or not antibiotics will be beneficial if you’ve been diagnosed with an infectious disease.
Date Released: 4/16/2015

when antibiotics work podcast

Know When Antibiotics Work
Audience: General public, particularly parents of young children

Listen to this podcast (1:12 minutes)

This podcast provides a brief background about antibiotics and quick tips to help prevent antibiotic resistance.
Date Released: 4/16/2015

Videos for Healthcare Professionals

The following videos discuss the important role of judicious antibiotic prescribing in providing high-quality care.

This is a patient education video developed with the Global Respiratory Infection Partnership (GRIP)

Bob Video
Target Audience: Clinicians

View this video from the Global Respiratory Infection Partnership (2:15 minutes)
Date Released: 8/18/2014

Overview of CDC’s latest resource to support antibiotic stewardship in the outpatient setting: the Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship.

CDC Commentary: Antibiotic Stewardship in the Outpatient Setting
Target Audience: Clinicians

View this video on Medscape (5:54 minutes)
Overview of CDC’s latest resource to support antibiotic stewardship in the outpatient setting: the Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship.
Date Released: 11/14/2016

CDC Commentary: Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media in Children

CDC Commentary: Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media in Children
Target Audience: Pediatricians and clinicians who care for children

View this video on Medscape (5:35 minutes)

Principles of judicious antibiotic prescribing related to American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute otitis media.
Date Released: 11/19/2013

CDC Commentary: Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media in Children

CDC Commentary: Don’t Give In and Give Those Antibiotics!
Target Audience: Clinicians

View this video on Medscape (3:45 minutes)

Tips on how to communicate with patients about appropriate antibiotic prescribing for upper respiratory infections.
Date Released: 11/8/2010

Videos for Patients and Parents

How antibiotic resistance happens

How Antibiotic Resistance Happens

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This short video explains what causes antibiotic resistance to occur.
Date Released: 7/14/2016

Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please! video

Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please!
Target Audience: Parents of young children

View this video on YouTube (3:47 minutes)

The video features a doctor, who’s also a concerned mom, and a humorous turn on a possible doctor’s visit.
Date Released: 9/2/2009

Web Tools

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