Watch animated videos and interviews with CDC experts about antimicrobial resistance.
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Video Pledge: CDC is Committed to Fighting Antibiotic Resistance
In this video pledge, CDC Director, Dr. Frieden, emphasizes CDC’s commitment to fighting antibiotic resistance to protect patients and preserve the power of antibiotics.
Get Smart About Antibiotics: For Healthcare Professionals
Victoria Nahum knows all too well that the use of antibiotics is the single most important factor leading to antibiotic resistance around the world. In 2006, her stepson, Joshua, died from an antibiotic-resistant infection. Watch this video to see how you can help prevent the spread of resistant bacteria, protect your patients, and preserve antibiotics.
Get Smart About Antibiotics: For Patients and Parents
In 2006, Armando Nahum’s son, Joshua, died from an antibiotic-resistant infection he caught from receiving medical care during a hospital stay. To keep this from happening to you and your family, watch this video about when antibiotics are needed, how to use them appropriately, and how you can help stop antibiotic resistance in its tracks.
CDC Vital Signs: Stop the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance (Short)
A growing number of infections are antibiotic resistant. Antibiotic-resistant infections are spreading between healthcare facilities, even those that are practicing infection control and antibiotic stewardship. By adopting a coordinated approach, however, where multiple facilities in an area work together to improve infection control and stewardship activities, we can reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections and protect patients.
CDC Vital Signs: Stop the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance (Extended)
In this extended version of the Vital Signs video, modeling provided by the University of Utah Simulation Modeling Group shows the effects of multiple facilities in an area working together to improve infection control and stewardship activities in order to reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections and protect patients.
Robert D. Glatter, MD, an emergency medicine physician, interviewed Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about the “National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria,” released on March 27. We asked Dr. Frieden what this initiative will mean for practicing clinicians.
About half of hospital patients receive an antibiotic during the course of their stay. But doctors in some hospitals prescribe 3 times more antibiotics than doctors in other hospitals, even though patients were receiving care in similar areas of each hospital.
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