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Oregon Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE) is dedicated to driving initiatives that can reduce the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Oregon. To this end, AWARE encourages partners of this initiative to use the educational materials provided here. These materials were developed by Oregon Health Authority and Oregon AWARE.

All material on this page may be reproduced as needed; however, literature content should not be altered without the permission of Oregon AWARE.

 

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Brochures


English parent brochure: Antibiotics Are Not Always the Answer.
Encourages the appropriate use of antibiotics and clarifies the difference between common viral and bacterial upper respiratory illnesses of childhood. Seventh grade reading level. Size 4" x 9", opens to 8" x 9".

Spanish brochure: ¡La Penicilina no Sirve Para Todo!
Clarifies the role of antibiotics in treating upper respiratory infections, and suggests a number of home-care options for common viral illnesses. Seventh grade reading level. Size 4" x 9", opens to 12" x 9".

 
 
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English adult patient brochure: Warning: Unnecessary Antibiotics Can Be Harmful. Explains how inappropriate use leads to antibiotic resistance and summarizes the dangers involved with treating viral infections with antibiotics. Seventh grade reading level. Size 4" x 9", opens to 12" x 9".

 

 

Spanish adult patient brochure: Advertencia: Los antibióticos innecesarios pueden ser perjudiciales. Explains how inappropriate use leads to antibiotic resistance and summarizes the dangers involved with treating viral infections with antibiotics. Seventh grade reading level. Size 4" x 9", opens to 12" x 9".

Adult Brochure: Cold or Flu? Antibiotics Aren't For You. Outlines the steps of effective hand washing, gives examples of common bacterium and viruses, and gives advice on proper compliance when taking antibiotic prescriptions. Available in English and Spanish. Size 4" x 9", opens to 12" x 9".

Pharmacy flyer. Got a cold or flu? Pharmacists can promote safe antibiotic use with a prescription bag flyer. Encourages the appropriate use of antibiotics and clarifies the difference between common viral and bacterial upper respiratory illnesses. English on one side and Spanish on the other. Seventh grade reading level. Size 3.5" x 8.5".

 

 

Adult brochure:  How Does Antibiotic Resistance Affect Your Health? The elderly population is more at risk for suffering from adverse effects when using antibiotics.  Encourages the appropriate use of antibiotics, hand washing and taking medications as prescribed.

Patient Information Sheets


Earache information sheet 
What causes earaches, when earaches need antibiotics and symptom relief.

English 

Español [Spanish]

Pусский язык [Russian]

tiếng Việt [Vietnamese]

Cold information sheet 
What causes colds, when colds need antibiotics and practical cold treatment. 

English

Español [Spanish]

Pусский язык [Russian]

tiếng Việt [Vietnamese]

Cough information sheet  
What causes coughs, when coughs need antibiotics and practical cough treatment. 

English

Español [Spanish]

Pусский язык [Russian]

tiếng Việt [Vietnamese]

Sinus information sheet 
What is sinusitis, when antibiotics help and practical sinus treatment. 

English

Español [Spanish]

Pусский язык [Russian]

tiếng Việt [Vietnamese]

Sore throat information sheet 
What causes sore throats, when antibiotics help and practical sore throat treatment. 

English

Español [Spanish]

Pусский язык [Russian]

tiếng Việt [Vietnamese]

Posters


 


Patient Poster: Think You Need Antibiotics? / ¡La Penicilina no Sirve Para Todo! English on one side and Spanish on the other. Educates about antibiotic resistance, encourages medication compliance, and discourages hoarding and sharing of antibiotics. Size 25.5" x 11".

Pads


Advice Letter for Child Care Providers
Pre-formatted letters to child care providers explain that your pediatric patient's viral URI does not require antibiotics. Size 5" x 8".




Viral Self-Care "Prescription" Pad
Pre-formatted sheets serve as a "prescription" for home treatments to relieve the symptoms of a viral URI. Size 5" x 8".

K-6 Material


Children's Antibiotic Resistance Activity Kit (K to 3rd Grade).
An 8-page booklet of coloring sheets and games that teaches children and their parents about antibiotic resistance. Suitable for grades K-3. Size 8.5" x 11".

English - Germs: Viruses & Bacteria Activity Kit (4th to 6th Grade).
An 18-page booklet of coloring sheets and games that teaches children and their parents about antibiotic resistance. Suitable for grades 4-6. Size 5.5" x 8.5".

Presentations


Antibiotic Resistance Presentation: "Down With Superbugs," geared towards lay audiences.

Treatment Algorithms


Judicious Use of Antibiotics, A Guide for Providers, 3rd Edition (pdf)

Request Printed Materials

Oregon AWARE invites advocates of the judicious use of antibiotics to become a point-of-distribution. Bulk printed materials are available free of charge for distribution, place your request online


For more resources, go to the CDC's Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work website. ​​​