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Tip of the Week #30

Bacteria have antibiotic resistance when they cannot be killed by an antibiotic. Remember it is the bacteria that are resistant NOT YOU! Even very healthy people who have never taken antibiotics can become infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria from other sources.

Tip of the Week #41

Antibiotic resistance is a threat to your health. Infections caused by resistant bacteria are difficult to treat and can lead to prolonged illness and hospitalization.

Tip of the Week #23

Because of the risks associated with antibiotic resistance, children should not receive antibiotics to prevent ear infections.

Tip of the Week #44

Older persons are likely to have bacteria in their bladders without having an infection. This is a normal condition of aging and does not need to be treated with antibiotics unless there are specific symptoms of a urinary tract infection.

Tip of the Week #42

About half of the antibiotics prescribed for respiratory tract infections are inappropriate because most of these infections are caused by viruses.

STOP! Clean Your Hands Day

This national event is taking place Friday, May 5, 2017 and will coincide with a global initiative of the World Health Organization, “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands.”

To learn more go to: STOP! Clean Your Hands

Tip of the Week #29

Using antibiotics when they are not needed is an unnecessary risk. You can carry resistant bacteria in your body for up to two years. Do not use antibiotics for colds and flu and for most cases of bronchitis.

National Infection Control Week – October 17-21, 2016

Infection Prevention – Think Global Act Local
National Infection Control Week – October 19-23, 2015

Everybody can help prevent the spread of infections by being involved, providing input and initiating change in their own way.

Visit IPAC Canada’s website for infection prevention and control information.

Poster copyright by IPAC Canada, shown here with permission.

STOP! Clean Your Hands Day

This national event is taking place Friday, May 5, 2017 and will coincide with a global initiative of the World Health Organization, “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands.”

Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 17-21, 2014 Using antibiotics when they are not needed is an unnecessary risk. After taking an antibiotic you can carry resistant bacteria in your body for a long time. The resistant bacteria may not be making you sick, but can pass resistance to infection-causing bacteria later on. These infections are difficult to treat and may require hospitalization.