QUAH for Antibiotic Awareness Week

14th - 20th NOVEMBER 2016

CEC Resources

The Clinical Excellence Commission proudly supports Antibiotic Awareness Week, which is an international initiative held during November each year. The following resources have been developed to assist NSW public hospitals with their Antibiotic Awareness Week activities.

CEC Antibiotic Awareness Week Photo Campaign

Antibiotics Inservice for Nursing Staff
This inservice provides basic education around the principles of antibiotic medicines and the roles of different healthcare professionals in improving antibiotic use in our hospitals. It is suitable for nurses at all levels of training and experience, and may be delivered by pharmacists, doctors or clinical nurse educators.

Information for Patients and Carers
This resource provides basic information to health consumers about receiving antibiotics in a hospital environment. It is intended for use as a counselling aid when speaking to patients who are being commenced on (or have recently commenced) inpatient antibiotic therapy.
Please note: This resource has been developed in consultation with the CEC Patient-Based Care directorate and has been reviewed by their consumer representative network.

Other Australian Resources

The National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS)
The NAPS was developed by a dedicated research team at Melbourne Health to assist healthcare facilities in monitoring their antimicrobial usage. The lead up to Antibiotic Awareness Week may be an opportune time for NSW health facilities to participate, so that the results of your survey can be incorporated into your campaign activities and materials. For more details, please visit the National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS) website.

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC)
The ACSQHC develops a wide range of resources for Antibiotic Awareness Week, including posters, fact sheets, presentation slides and other key items. For more details, please visit the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) website.

NPS MedicineWise
Similar to previous years, NPS MedicineWise will be providing an opportunity for health professionals to make a 'pledge' to fight antibiotic resistance, and also has a number of other resources available for both patients and clinicians. For more details, please visit the NPS MedicineWise website.

International Resources

Australia's Antibiotic Awareness Week is scheduled to align with similar campaigns around the world. Many of these campaigns develop their own resources and host promotional activities that may be of interest.

For further information or advice about promoting Antibiotic Awareness Week in NSW public hospitals, please contact us.