Acute Communicable
Disease Control

 

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County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
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Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Fax: (213) 482-4856
Email:acdc2@ph.lacounty.gov

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Acute Communicable Disease Control
Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial stewardship is a set of coordinated approaches to improve the use of antimicrobials, such as antibiotics, within a healthcare facility. Antimicrobial stewardship is not only important in preventing the spread of antimicrobial resistance, but also improves patient outcomes and reduces costs for healthcare facilities.

Everyone in a healthcare facility has a role in making sure antimicrobials are used appropriately. Check out the additional resources below to learn more about how you and your facility can develop and/or improve your antimicrobial stewardship program.

New Resources
 
Additional Resources

Reassess Antibiotics at 48 Hours: Poster (Single-sided, English 15x24) This poster reminds clinicians to perform a review of antibiotics 48 hours after antibiotics are initiated, and to ask themselves some key questions. At this time, staff should reassess the continuing need and choice of antibiotics, using clinical and laboratory data (including culture results and local antibiograms) as they become available.  Order Form

 

Treat True Infections, Not Colonization: Poster (Single-sided, English 15x24) This poster serves as a reminder for clinicians to accurately interpret culture results. Clinical criteria and additional laboratory data can help distinguish infection from colonization.  Order Form

 

 

Antibiotics Arent Always the Answer: Poster (Double-sided English/Spanish 15x24) This poster aims to help healthcare providers remember when antibiotics arent necessary, and to provide them with a reference to help explain to patients why they do not need an antibiotic prescription.  Order Form




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Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
Tri-fold Brochure
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Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
Rx Pad
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