Contagion: Get Smart About Antibiotics Week Explained

Watch the CDC's Lauri A. Hicks, DO, captain, US Public Health Service, director, Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, discuss "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week."

In a video interview posted on our sister site Contagion Live, Lauri A. Hicks, DO, captain, US Public Health Service, director, Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, medical director, Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” and partnerships with international organizations.

According to Hicks, “We have this observance every year. It’s called Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, and the goal of this observance is to educate the general public and providers, and to engage all of our partners around improving antibiotic use, both to address the threat of antibiotic resistance, [and] also to improve patient safety.”

To watch the video, and read the full text of Hicks’ remarks, visit Contagion Live.