Standardize Use Of
Use a prescribing guide for both the decision to use antibiotics, and for selecting type and duration of therapy. Bugs & Drugs is based on location-specific antibiograms, updated frequently, and provided free by AHS to all health care workers in Alberta.
Its use should be standard.
Prescribing guide for AB, BC, NT, YK:
Be Prepared to Not Prescribe
Patient education goes hand-in-hand with appropriate prescribing. Use the Guide to Wise Use of Antibiotics and other resources to help patients understand their usefulness and prescribing decisions.
Guide to Wise Use of Antibiotics (English)
Guide to Wise Use of Antibiotics (Translations)
The Guide to Wise Use of Antibiotics has been translated into more than 25 languages, both immigrant and Indigenous.
These can be accessed here, shared easily through social media or email, or downloaded and printed. They are also available as QR codes, which can be printed and made accessible in health care facilities.
This PDF document created by the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases provides information about symptomatic relief for infections and indicates when patients should consider a return visit. To be used with patients (adults and children) who have a suspected viral infection.