As Antibiotic Awareness Week comes to a close, we would like to highlight some resources that will help us reinforce the facts behind antimicrobial resistance and engage patients in this very important issue.
Join us on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. (ET) for a one-hour live-stream webinar, “Using Antibiotics Wisely—a family medicine antimicrobial stewardship campaign.” Please use this link to join the event.
Dr. Allan Grill will discuss point-of-care tools to help family doctors engage in a dialogue with patients to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use. Antibiotic overuse is recognized as a contributor to antibiotic resistance and a pressing concern in the primary care setting. Family physicians play a key role in influencing practice change. This webinar is available in English only.
These one-credit-per-hour group learning activities have been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for up to one Mainpro+® certified credit per live webinar. For more information about upcoming events please visit the CFPC web page.
If you miss a webinar, recordings are available online. Recorded webinars are eligible for non-certified credits in the Self-Learning category. Mainpro+® participants may also earn certified credits by completing a Linking Learning exercise.
For a deeper dive into this topic, The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), whose aim is to “inform decision-making with evidence”, released a report from their expert panel on the potential socio-economic impacts of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Canada. The report, titled "When Antibiotics Fail", examines current and future impacts of AMR.
Their projections are indeed chilling and if one is not convinced that we need to act now, this report is a wake up call.