Support for Antibiotic Awareness Week

14 Dec 2016
Choosing Wisely Australia lent its support to this year’s Antibiotic Awareness Week - an annual, global campaign to raise awareness about the serious health issue of antibiotic resistance. The November event encouraged people to use antibiotics responsibly and promoted the nine Choosing Wisely Australia recommendations around antibiotics use. 

Nine recommendations have been released around the use of antibiotics. These recommendations were developed by the following medical colleges and societies:

•    The Australasian College of Dermatologists
•    The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
•    Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases
•    College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand & Australian and New Zealand
     Intensive Care Society

•    Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
•    Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine

Find out more on our antibiotics resources page for clinicians

Last reviewed 14 December 2016