Chicago Outpatient Clinics, Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has partnered with Mesmerize, a distribution/printing company, to deliver 295 Clinical Antimicrobial Stewardship Binders for Urgent Care/Immediate Care or Primary Care/Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Chicago Providers.
Dental Antimicrobial Stewardship Binders will also be delivered to 209 clinics in Chicago. The binders are a combination of the CDC Core Elements of Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship, Illinois Department of Public Health's Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit specific to Primary Care Providers or Dentists, respectively for each binder, and select CDPH supplemental content. In addition to the binders, each facility has the option to opt-in and also receive CDC brochures and/or posters promoting antibiotic awareness. All materials (binders, brochures and/or posters) are free of charge for the outpatient Chicago clinics, and funded by a CDC grant. We hope that the timing of materials prior to mid-November 2019 will help promote awareness and generating new antimicrobial stewardship initiatives in time for CDC's Antimicrobial Awareness Week. Campaign content including Binder Chapters, brochures and posters can be viewed below under "Table of Contents".
Currently, during February and March 2020, the Urgent Care/Immediate Care or Primary Care/Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Chicago 295 locations will receive a post-survey asking for feedback on the materials, and timely updates on novel Coronavirus 2019. The 209 Dental Clinics in Chicago will receive new antimicrobial stewardship materials. The dental folder contains CDPH antibiotic use guidelines for dentistry, recommendations for adult and pediatric pain relief (ibuprofen and/or acetaminophen), and new guidelines outlining appropriate antibiotic use for common dental conditions.
The Hospital Acquired Infection / Antibiotic Resistance (HAI/AR) Unit of CDPH
Table Of Contents
Chicago Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship Educational Campaign
Dental folder with Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) developed content: