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AWARE Materials

Oregon Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE) works to reduce the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Oregon. AWARE encourages partners to use the educational materials provided here. These materials were developed by Oregon Health Authority and Oregon AWARE.

All material on this page may be reproduced as needed; however, literature content should not be altered without the permission of Oregon AWARE.

Brochures

Antibiotics Are Not Always the Answer 

These brochures encourage the appropriate use of antibiotics, show the difference between common viral and bacterial illnesses and offer ideas of how to feel better when antibiotics are not needed. Seventh grade reading level. Size 4" x 9", opens to 12" x 9".

 Antibiotics are not always the answer, parent version, English coverantibiotics are not always the answer, parent version, Spanish cover

antibiotics are not always the answer, adult version, English coverAntibiotics are not always the answer, adult version, Spanish cover


Patient Information Sheets

icon with outline of an earEarache information sheet
What causes earaches, when earaches need antibiotics and symptom relief.


icon with ouline of a noseCold information sheet
What causes colds, when colds need antibiotics and practical cold treatment.


icon with outline of someone coughingCough information sheet
What causes coughs, when coughs need antibiotics and practical cough treatment.


icon with outline of a sunSinus information sheet
What is sinusitis, when antibiotics help and practical sinus treatment.


Sore throat information sheet
What causes sore throats, when antibiotics help and practical sore throat treatment.

Posters

Think You Need Antibiotics? poster sample image

Antibiotics are not always the answer/Los antibióticos no siempre son la respuesta English on one side and Spanish on the other. Educates about antibiotic resistance, encourages medication compliance, and discourages saving and sharing of antibiotics. Size 11" x 17".


Pads and Flyer

Advice letter for child care providers sample image

Advice Letter for Child Care Providers
Pre-formatted letters to child care providers explain that your pediatric patient's viral URI does not require antibiotics. Size 5" x 8".




Viral Self Care Prescription Pad sample image
Viral Self-Care "Prescription" Pad
Pre-formatted sheets serve as a "prescription" for home treatments to relieve the symptoms of a viral URI. Size 5" x 8".





Pharmacy flyer sample image Pharmacy flyer: Got a cold or flu? Pharmacists can promote safe antibiotic use with a prescription bag flyer. Encourages the appropriate use of antibiotics and clarifies the difference between common viral and bacterial upper respiratory illnesses. English on one side and Spanish on the other. Seventh grade reading level. Size 3.5" x 8.5".




K-6 Material

Children's Antibiotic Resistance Activity Kit sample image Children's Antibiotic Resistance Activity Kit (K to 3rd Grade).
An 8-page booklet of coloring sheets and games that teaches children and their parents about antibiotic resistance. Suitable for grades K-3. Size 8.5" x 11".



Germs: Viruses and Bacteria Activity Kit sample image

English - Germs: Viruses & Bacteria Activity Kit (4th to 6th Grade).
An 18-page booklet of coloring sheets and games that teaches children and their parents about antibiotic resistance. Suitable for grades 4-6. Size 5.5" x 8.5".



Presentations

Down with Superbugs sample image

Antibiotic Resistance Presentation: "Down With Superbugs," geared towards lay audiences.



Treatment Algorithms


Requesting Printed Materials

Oregon AWARE invites advocates of the judicious use of antibiotics to become a point-of-distribution. Bulk printed materials are available free of charge for distribution, place your request emailing Oregon.AWARE@state.or.us.

For more resources, go to the CDC's U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week website.

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