The Urgent Care Association (UCA) and the College of Urgent Care Medicine® (CUCM) offer an Antibiotic Stewardship Commendation program for Urgent Care centers that demonstrate a commitment to responsible prescribing practices for antibiotics. With antimicrobial resistance on the rise, UCA advocates for healthcare providers to prescribe the right drug in the right dose for the right duration.
UCA Commendation Programs require Urgent Care centers to provide evidence of their compliance with the Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Antibiotic resistance is a serious threat, and UCA is proud to take a leadership role in finding a solution to this growing problem. There is a real need for comprehensive antibiotic stewardship across the healthcare industry, and UCA is encouraging all Urgent Care providers to take ownership of their prescribing practices and understand the role they play in stewardship efforts.
Many challenges lie ahead in the fight against antibiotic resistance and urgent care should be a leader in antibiotic stewardship and in the fight against antibiotic resistance. Commit to safeguarding antibiotics for future generations by signing the Antibiotic Stewardship Commitment.