During "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week", we reminded all Oregonians to use antibiotics as prescribed and to remember that antibiotics are not effective in treating viral infections, such as the common cold or flu.
What Is Get Smart About Antibiotics Week?
Get Smart about Antibiotics Week is an annual effort to coordinate the work of CDC's Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work campaign, state-based appropriate antibiotic use campaigns, non-profit partners, and for-profit partners during a one week observance of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. Oregon AWARE (Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education) encourages the appropriate use of antibiotics and aims to reduce the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Oregon.
During the week:
Oregon AWARE worked with physician assistant students, nursing students and pharmacy students around Oregon to set up educational booths at chosen community venues. On November 16, the OSU College of Pharmacy was at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland to get the word out about antibiotic resistance and appropriate antibiotic use. Read more about the event.
To get involved with Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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