Antibiotic Awareness Week provides an opportunity to highlight the problem of antimicrobial resistance and to promote the safe and judicious use of antimicrobials in your health service or hospital.

The resources below have been developed to assist hospitals and health service organisations in running activities and events in the lead up to and during Antibiotic Awareness Week.

2018 Resources

  • Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018 PowerPoint (PPTX 10.5 MB)
  • NPS MedicineWise Resistance Fighter Tshirt Artwork (PNG 96.1 KB) (AI file available on request)
  • Logo without date (JPEG 100 KB)
  • 2018 AAW Logo (JPEG 68.3 KB)
  • Antibiotic Awareness Week pull-up banner for use at forums, seminars, presentations, or as part of AAW displays: commercial printing (standard size dimensions) (PDF 19.1MB) (JPEG available on request)
  • Antibiotic Awareness Week Poster (PDF 1.61MB)
  • Antibiotic Awareness Week Email Signature Block (JPEG 90.6 KB)
  • Antibiotic Awareness Week web banner (JPEG 95.7 KB)
  • Antibiotic Awareness Week Planning Checklist (Word 322 KB)
  • Antibiotic Awareness Week Social Media Guide (Word 316 KB)
  • Antibiotic Awareness Week Ideas for Activities and Events – including pledge (Word 8,825 KB)
  • Antibiotic Awareness Week Pocket Card MINDME (PDF 865 KB)
  • Antibiotic Awareness Week Quiz (Word 315 KB)
  • Antibiotic Awareness Week Quiz Answer Sheet (Word 328 KB)

Other useful websites for Antibiotic Awareness Week include:

Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard

In addition, a range of materials promoting the Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard are available, including clinician and consumer fact sheets and an infographic.

Learn more about prescribing: Antimicrobial Prescribing E-learning Modules

The Commission and NPS MedicineWise have developed a series of e-learning modules on antimicrobial prescribing aimed at prescribers in their first 2 years out of medical school, as well as nurse practitioners, hospital pharmacists and university students. The modules address specific areas where antimicrobial use in hospitals is sub optimal, including surgical prophylaxis and community acquired pneumonia.

National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS)

The National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS) is an annual survey that is co-ordinated by the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship.

To find out more visit the NAPS website or contact the NAPS team and start planning participation in the survey.

Take the pledge with NPS MedicineWise

NPS MedicineWise is asking consumers to take the pledge to fight antibiotic resistance. NPS MedicineWise also have a range of resources available to download for use during Antibiotic Awareness Week.