Take the Antibiotic Wise pledge!

We need your help to fight antibiotic resistance.

Take the Antibiotic Wise Pledge!

I, , pledge to use antibiotics wisely by doing the following:

  • I pledge to work with my doctor to determine if my illness may be viral or bacterial and if it is bacterial, whether antibiotics are needed.
  • I pledge not to ask for antibiotics for colds or the flu as antibiotics don't work against cold or flu viruses.
  • I pledge to ask my doctor or pharmacist for advice on symptom relief for infections that do not need antibiotics.
  • When they are prescribed, I pledge to take antibiotics as directed by my doctor and not to share them with other people as this would risk side effects and promote resistance.
  • I pledge to assess my patients to determine if they have a viral or a bacterial infection.
  • I pledge not to prescribe antibiotics for viral infections.
  • I pledge not to prescribe antibiotics for illnesses where there is no proven benefit, such as acute bronchitis or asymptomatic bacteriuria.
  • When I need to prescribe antibiotics, I pledge to identify a diagnosis and determine the recommended empiric therapy, dose, and length of treatment, based on guidelines such as those in the Bugs and Drugs guide (www.bugsanddrugs.org).
  • I pledge to educate my patients not to share antibiotics with other people as this would risk side effects and promote resistance.

Thank You for Taking the Pledge To Use Antibiotics Wisely!

Thank You for Taking the Pledge To Use Antibiotics Wisely!

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats to human health.

You can help to prevent and stop the spread of Antibiotic Resistance!

Invite your friends to join us and take the pledge immediately below.

Because of your pledge, we will commit $5.00 to educational materials and online resources to health units, doctor’s offices and pharmacies as well as to our other community partners who are teaching children and adults in child care settings, schools and older adult sites.

Join the global movement to stop Antibiotic Resistance.

We all have a role to play in minimizing inappropriate antibiotic use to limit the development of antibiotic resistance. Inappropriate use of antibiotics has negative consequences at the population level and also for individual patients who consume antibiotics.

Learn more about supporting your patients in the correct use of antibiotics and the larger issue of Superbugs and Antibiotic Resistance:

Bugs & Drugs is an antimicrobial reference guide for healthcare professionals. The Bugs & Drugs® resource is now available in a website format for BC users at the following link: www.bugsanddrugs.org.

The website is available from an I.P. address located anywhere in Alberta and BC.

Bugs & Drugs® is a recommended reference for management of infectious diseases and appropriate antimicrobial use. It is peer-reviewed, evidence-based, and frequently updated.

Bugs & Drugs® is supported by the Do Bugs Need Drugs?® program and is funded in BC by the BC Ministry of Health, Pharmaceutical Services Division.

For those preferring to use a mobile version of Bugs & Drugs®, further information can be found at http://www.bugsanddrugs.ca/

Because of your pledge, we will commit $5.00 to educational materials and online resources to health units, doctor’s offices and pharmacies as well as to our other community partners who are teaching children and adults in child care settings, schools and older adult sites.

Invite your friends to join us and take the pledge immediately below:

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