13-19 NOVEMBER 2017

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 Resources

WebEx Presentations

Joe-Anne Bendall,
Healthcare Associated Infections Program Manager, Clinical Excellence Commission
Infection Prevention and Control - The role of the CEC and AMS PDF ~2.1MB

Stacey McNamara,
Clinical Nurse Consultant, Queensland Statewide Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Nurses in Antimicrobial Stewardship PDF ~1.5MB

Dr Patricia Ferguson,
Infectious Diseases Physician, Westmead Hospital
Antimicrobial Stewardship in cancer care settings

Evette Buono,
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Lead, Clinical Excellence Commission
Sepsis pathway and antimicrobial stewardship PDF ~2.3MB

Lolita Tu & Fiona Doukas,
Antimicrobial Stewardship Project Officer, Clinical Excellence Commission
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist, Concord Hospital
Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis PDF ~2.8MB

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.