Antibiotic Stewardship


Announcing the NEW Antibiotic Stewardship Champion Award


The College of Urgent Care Medicine in conjunction with UCA and the Urgent Care Foundation proudly announce a new individual award to recognize clinicians who support the practice of prescribing the correct antibiotic for the appropriate diagnosis, at the correct dosage and for the shortest duration while assuring it will be effective, as well as saying no when antibiotics are not needed.


Who can qualify for this award?

Individual clinicians working in an urgent care setting who have displayed a commitment to championing antibiotic stewardship efforts for their organization.

How does one get recognized?

Nominations for the ABS Championship Award should be submitted to info@uccop.org

What is needed?

Short biography, picture and description of why this award is deserved.

Recognition includes:

  • Article in CUCM Urgent Caring newsletter
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Listing in UCAccess email newsletter
  • Social media mentions

This Month's Antibiotic Stewardship Champion Award Winner

Congratulations to Glenn Harnett, MD, FCUCM, this month's recipient of the Antibiotic Stewardship Champion Award!

Glenn Harnett, MD has been nominated for the March 2020 Antibiotic Stewardship Champion Award. Dr. Harnett was a board member of the UCA Foundation and College of Urgent Care Medicine from 2016-2019 and was instrumental in leading the way to make antibiotic stewardship a priority for the UCA. He was one of the first urgent care leaders to focus on this effort and was vital in building a working coalition of other prominent urgent care clinical leaders and national organizations to tackle the subject. Dr. Harnett helped craft the UCA Foundation’s original position statement and worked tirelessly, championing urgent care antibiotic stewardship efforts, including assisting the UCA and the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC) at George Washington University in grant proposals, representing the UCA at CDC and Pew Trust AS Symposiums, and recruiting high level urgent care operators and leaders to the cause.



Previous Antibiotic Stewardship Champion Award Recipients

Mary Lynn Joe, MD, FACEP

Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions are harmful as they lead to resistance, side effects as dangerous as C. difficile or death from allergic reaction. The College, Association and Foundation have been working with national leaders to assure patients understand antibiotics and their appropriate use and that clinicians choose wisely when it comes to antibiotics. However, we realize only you can make the difference and we want to to recognize those who have made significant contributions to this initiative.


(from Vox.com)

Our Antibiotics are Becoming Useless - By 2050, 10 million people could die each year from diseases that have grown resistant to drugs. By Sigal Samuel

Excerpt from the article: "Common diseases are becoming untreatable." That's the blunt warning issued on page one of a major new United Nations report on drug resistance. If we don't make a radical change now, the report says, drug-resistant diseases could kill 10 million people a year by 2050. 

Read the article HERE, and access more Antibiotic Stewardship resources on THIS PAGE.






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