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Be antibiotics aware this Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019

Each November, during World Antibiotic Awareness Week, we renew our commitment to the promotion of Antibiotic Stewardship and continuing education around antibiotic resistance (AMR). You can too!

Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019

World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotics save lives and are critical tools for treating a number of common and more serious infections, like those that can lead to sepsis. However, at least 30% of the antibiotics in U.S. outpatient settings are prescribed unnecessarily.1

But Antimicrobial resistance has been found in all regions of the world. Any time antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects and lead to antibiotic resistance, one of the most urgent threats to the public’s health.2

Each November, during World Antibiotic Awareness Week, we renew our commitment to the promotion of Antibiotic Stewardship and continuing education around antibiotic resistance (AMR). At Abbott, we are proud to participate in the Antibiotic Awareness Weeks and Days across the globe to raise awareness on the global threat of antibiotic resistance.

Become an Antibiotic Stewardship Campaign

During this week, we will highlight the huge global health issue of Antibiotic Resistance to our customers, employees, and the general public. We will raise awareness that rapid diagnostics can guide targeted treatment decisions, thereby allowing healthcare professionals to make the right treatment decisions, reducing inappropriate antimicrobial use and in the long term reducing the spread of resistance.

“Test Target Treat” initiative is designed to raise awareness that rapid diagnostics can allow targeted treatment decisions faster than traditional methods. This enables healthcare professionals to make the right treatment decisions, reducing inappropriate antimicrobial use and in the long term reducing the spread of resistance.

Take the Antibiotic Awareness Pledge to show your commitment to fighting Antimicrobial Reistance!

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