This brochure explains how taking antibiotics when they are not needed creates antibiotic resistance, which requires patients to take stronger medicine or stay in the hospital to get well.
It can teach patients:
· What an antibiotic is
· The reason antibiotics do not work for a cold or the flu
· The adverse effects of taking antibiotics when they are not needed
· What to do when someone has the flu or a cold
The brochure is produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work campaign and is sold in packages of 100.
For more information on the Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work campaign, please visit the Get Smart website.
“I work in the quality management department with Amerigroup, Tennessee. Amerigroup utilized the Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work campaign materials for education with our Provider Network. We also provide the Get Smart posters and brochures to our Providers to post these materials in their offices.
-Pam Gibson, RN, Clinical Quality Audit Analyst, Sr. Amerigroup Quality Management Plan