CDC Antibiotic Awareness Week: Nov 18-24, 2023
Celebrate CDC Antibiotic Awareness Week with ADSP!
The purpose of this week is to increase awareness of antibiotic resistance and the importance of careful antibiotic use. Antibiotics can save lives, but any time antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects and contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance. See the infographic to the right for more impacts of antibiotic resistance.
Prescribe the right antibiotic, at the right dose, for the right duration, and at the right time.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd Annual ADSP Bug Bowl:
Team Notorious MIC! Cheryl Lee, MD, Grant Whitmer, MD, and Alli Cowett, PharmD!
ADSP Team Members Complete 50 Mile Relay Run
On October 21st, "The Stewards", a five-member team completed 50 miles of relay running.
All regions of NM system were represented. From left to right, Jaime Borkowski (Delnor), Erin Weslander (NMH), Mike Postelnick (System ADSP Director), Aaron Oliver (Palos), and Michael Dickens (NMH/Huntley) are pictured after completing the race!
ADSP Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Award
Clinicians are awarded this honor for excellence in Antimicrobial Stewardship. It takes all members of the healthcare team to provide optimal infection treatment and combat the development and spread of microbial resistance.
October 2023 winner:
Stephanie Wronkiewicz earned the Red Belt Award in Antimicrobial Resistance Fighting
Fill out this form to nominate yourself of a colleague for this distinct award!
See the past winner page for more stewardship excellence at Northwestern Medicine.
Check out the IDWeek interview with our CDH Antimicrobial and Diagnostic Stewardship Pharmacist at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Dr. Radhika Polisetty. She discusses efforts to decrease hospital-acquired C. difficile infections.
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