Reports and Presentations
Los Angeles Health Survey: Adult's knowledge, attitudes and practices in antibiotic
This report presents data from the 2002-2003 Los Angeles County Health
Survey on adultís antibiotic knowledge and use practices. Key findings include the
following:  Nearly half (46%) of adults reported that they call their doctor for
antibiotics when they have the cold or the flu;  Nearly half (47%) of adults reported
that they do not take their antibiotics until they are gone and;  28% of adults
reported that they obtain antibiotics from friends and family members. Findings provide
important baseline data to support the need for educational outreach efforts in Los
Angeles County. The data also provide the opportunity to analyze long-term secular
trends across a variety of variables (i.e., race, education level and health insurance
status) with future surveys.
Clinical Staff Trainings to Promote Appropriate Antibiotic Use Among Patients:
In and effort to encourage patient education about appropriate antibiotic
use among parents and children, free, one-hour in-service trainings were offered in 2003.
Background information, activity description, methods, evaluation tools and outcomes are
discussed in this report.
Learning the Facts About Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in Los Angeles County
This poster showcases past accomplishments of antibiotic resistance
education efforts in Los Angeles County presented at the
Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work - 5th Annual National Conference.
Los Angeles County Health Survey: Knowledge and Practices in Antibiotic Use
This is an abbreviated version of the report listed above presented at
the Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work - 5th Annual National Conference.
The Antibiotic Resistance Information Corner: Highlights of New Stories and Studies
for the Clinician
This is a poster presented at the
Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work - 6th Annual National Conference
What are Antibiotics Used For?
This is an educational display used at health fairs and conferences.
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