Be antibiotics aware: Antibiotic Awareness Week, Nov. 18–24

Antibiotics Awareness Week event

Visit the Antibiotic Awareness Week informational booth from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, in Atrium Lobby (Elevator F, Level 1) and Tuesday, Nov. 19, near Nick’s Theater in UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital (Level 1). UI Hospitals & Clinics antimicrobial stewardship team will be available to questions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 18, and from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 19.

Come test your knowledge on when antibiotics are needed. For patients, staff, or families.

Protect your patients

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Be Antibiotics Aware” educational effort encourages health care professionals to:
    • Protect your patients. Only prescribe antibiotics when they are needed. You can do more harm by prescribing antibiotics that aren’t needed.
    • Follow clinical guidelines on whether to prescribe antibiotics and when prescribing antibiotics, to prescribe the right antibiotic at the right dose for the right duration at the right time.
    • When are antibiotics needed?

Need local help with antibiotic questions?

There are people for that! Contact UI Hospitals & Clinics Antimicrobial Stewardship team at pager 1282.

  • Dilek Ince, MD: director, Adult Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
  • Lukasz Weiner, MD: director, Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
  • Kelly Percival, PharmD: clinical pharmacy specialist, Infectious Diseases
  • Patrick Kinn, PharmD, MPH: clinical pharmacy specialist, Infectious Diseases

There’s an app for that!

UI Hospitals & Clinics antibiograms, empiric treatment guidelines, renal adjustments, and much more is available on MicroGuide™ app.

MicroGuide is free and accessible on all smart devices (available in Apple App store, Google/Android Google Play store, or Microsoft Windows Phone Store) and viewer.microguide.global/IOWA/ADULT

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