Antibiotic Wisely: Sharing Proven Strategies to Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotic Use
Approximately 25 million antibiotic prescriptions are dispensed by Canadian pharmacies annually. That’s almost the equivalent of every person in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia (65% of the country’s population) receiving an antibiotic prescription within one year. In honour of Antimicrobial Awareness Week, November 13th-19th, tune in to Choosing Wisely Talks, Thursday November 2nd, to hear from Dr. Jerome Leis, Physician Lead of Antimicrobial Stewardship and Medical Director of Infection Prevention & Control at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto. During the webinar he will be presenting different interventions proven to be effective in reducing unnecessary antibiotic use across different healthcare settings and the need for coordinated changes in Canadian healthcare to improve appropriateness of antibiotics to combat the threat of antimicrobial resistance.