Using Antibiotics Wisely in Long-Term Care

Many older adults receive antibiotics for urinary tract infections (UTIs) even though they do not have UTI symptoms. This can cause unwanted side effects and lead to other serious complications.

To help reduce unnecessary antibiotic use for asymptomatic bacteria, the Using Antibiotics Wisely campaign is launching new practice change recommendations and resources for interprofessional teams working in long-term care settings. Resources and tools will be available in Fall 2019.

Recommendations for Prescribers in Long-Term Care Settings

Patient Resources

Additional Resources