Learn more about antibiotics during World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Today is the final day of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, a perfect opportunity to learn more about antibiotic resistance and the importance of judicious antibiotic prescribing and use.
To help colleagues learn more about this important topic, the Michigan Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Program has a website that serves as a thorough resource for all things related to antibiotics. Click here to check out the site, which includes guidelines for treatment of infectious syndromes developed for Michigan Medicine, antibiograms, patient education materials and more.
“At Michigan Medicine, our goal is to empower and engage providers to choose the right antibiotic at the right dose for the right duration,” said Lindsay Petty, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine in the U-M Medical School. “That’s why these programs are so important — they give health care specialists the information they need to help decrease antibiotic resistance and minimize adverse events for our patients.”
If your division, department or group would like the assistance of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program to work through any antibiotic-related issues, email any member of the following team: Lindsay Petty, Carol Chenoweth, Tejal Gandhi, Alison Tribble, Nick Dillman, Greg Eschenauer, Kristin Klein, Jerod Nagel or Twisha Patel.