How we all can build well-being and tackle AMR?
Tackle AMR actions for everybody
- AWARENESS: Understand that AMR is an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires everyone’s action around the world. AMR concerns all of us. Time to act is now.
- UNDERSTAND: Antibiotics work only for bacteria not for viral infections
- APPROPRIATE USE: Antibiotics should be used when PRESCRIBED by a health care professional
- OWN: Always use antibiotics, which have been prescribed to you.
- PERSONAL: Do not share antibiotics with others
- USAGE: Do not use leftover antibiotics
- RESPONSIBILITY: Always complete treatment
- PREVENTION & HYGIENE: Take care of your hygiene: wash your hands properly
- VACCINATION: Keep your vaccinations up to date
Tackle AMR actions for health care professionals
- PRECISE DIAGNOSIS: Antibiotics should be prescribed based on definitive diagnosis only and when they are needed
- RAPID DIAGNOSTIC TEST: Rapid diagnostic test should be used to optimise antibiotic prescribing, whether an infection is present and what is likely to causing it: VIRAL VS. BACTERIA
- TRAINING: Ensure that all health care professionals are adequately trained about AMR and that they understand that rapid diagnostic tests enable them to make an informed diagnosis during consultation
- AWARENESS and COMMUNICATION: Among patient awareness about AMR should be built: how to take antibiotics correctly, how to avoid misuse of antibiotics and the challenge of AMR
- VACCINATION AND HYGIENE: Inform patients about how to prevent infections for example vaccination and hand washing
- COOPERATION: Build cooperation with other health care professionals to develop guidelines
Tackle AMR actions for hospital and clinical managers
- HYGIENE: Ensure that staff clean their hands, instruments & environment
- AMR PROGRAMS: Monitor antibiotic prescribing and implement programs to optimise antibiotic use
- TRAINING: Ensure that staff is adequately trained about AMR and they are using rapid diagnostic tests
- PLATFORMS: New platforms are needed to share best practices and latest data about resistance levels and antibiotic consumption
- SANITARY CONDITIONS: Adequate toilets, water and waste management