Antibiotic Awareness Week
Evolve will be participating in the World Health Organization's Antibiotic Awareness Week between 12-18 November, 2018.
Join the Campaign
Opportunities to join the Evolve Antibiotic Awareness Week campaign will be available shortly.
The Evolve Antibiotic Awareness Week campaign resources will be available shortly.
Evolve Antibiotic Awareness Recommendations
- Do not use antibiotics in asymptomatic bacteriuria
- Do not take a swab or use antibiotics for the management of a leg ulcer with no indication of clinical infection
- Avoid prescribing antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections
Do not use antimicrobials to treat bacteriuria in older adults where specific urinary tract symptoms are not present
- Once patients have become afebrile (non-feverish) and are clinically improving, do not continue prescribing intravenous antibiotics to those with uncomplicated infections and no high-risk features if they are tolerant of oral antibiotics
- Do not use oral antibiotics for the treatment of atopic dermatitis unless there is clinical evidence of infection
- Do not routinely use topical antibiotics on a surgical wound
- Do not routinely prescribe oral antibiotics to children with fever without an identified bacterial infection
- Do not prescribe antibiotics for exacerbation of asthma