Campaign launched to improve antibiotic prescribing

Posted on in Staff, The trust

A new campaign has been launched by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to encourage all staff who prescribe or administer antibiotics to follow a few simple steps to prevent unnecessary use.

Pharmacy team launch antibiotic campaign

Overusing antibiotics can increase antibiotic resistance so staff are being encouraged to act now to make sure life-saving medicines remain effective for future generations.

Patients taking antibiotics are also more likely to develop infections such as Cloristium difficile (antibiotics kill off some of the good bacteria in the gut which allows the C diff bacteria to multiply) – another reason to use antibiotics sparingly.

Doctors and other prescribers are being urged to always check the following when prescribing antibiotics:

  • Samples
  • Policy
  • Allergy
  • Reason
  • End date
  • Daily review

Download campaign poster for doctors/prescribers (96kb)
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Download campaign poster for nurses (84kb)
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