Nursing: Antibiotic Resistant Diseases: New Clinical Challenges

22.95
Online
Elective
About the Course

Antibiotic-resistant illnesses cost billions of dollars each year and result in thousands of unnecessary lives lost. This course focuses on the most common antibiotic-resistant infections, their identification, and recommended treatments.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss incidence and prevalence of antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases.
  • Describe the principles of antibiotic safety.
  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection.
  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infection.
  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae (N.gonorrhoeae) infection.
  • Explain the pathophysiology of C. difficile, CRE, and drug-resistant N. gonorrhoeae infection.
  • Describe the process for diagnosing C. difficile, CRE, and drug-resistant N. gonorrhoeae infection.
  • Describe treatment and nursing interventions for C. difficile, CRE, and drug-resistant N.gonorrhoeae infection.
  • Identify steps to help stop the spread of C. difficile, CRE, and drug-resistant N.gonorrhoeae infection.
  • Summarize the impact of microorganisms with a CDC-designated threat level of “serious.”

About the Author: 
Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh

Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh, is a pharmacist and freelance writer, specializing in pharmacy education. She works as a consultant pharmacist in Vancouver, Washington, serving long-term care facilities in the area since 2016. Dr. Blair also has over six years of experience working as a staff pharmacist at a community pharmacy in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 2009 with a doctor of pharmacy degree. Dr. Blair has done freelance work writing and revising continuing education programs for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses, as well as writing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams. 
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Nursing: Antibiotic Resistant Diseases: New Clinical Challenges

22.95
About the Course

Antibiotic-resistant illnesses cost billions of dollars each year and result in thousands of unnecessary lives lost. This course focuses on the most common antibiotic-resistant infections, their identification, and recommended treatments.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss incidence and prevalence of antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases.
  • Describe the principles of antibiotic safety.
  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection.
  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infection.
  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae (N.gonorrhoeae) infection.
  • Explain the pathophysiology of C. difficile, CRE, and drug-resistant N. gonorrhoeae infection.
  • Describe the process for diagnosing C. difficile, CRE, and drug-resistant N. gonorrhoeae infection.
  • Describe treatment and nursing interventions for C. difficile, CRE, and drug-resistant N.gonorrhoeae infection.
  • Identify steps to help stop the spread of C. difficile, CRE, and drug-resistant N.gonorrhoeae infection.
  • Summarize the impact of microorganisms with a CDC-designated threat level of “serious.”

About the Author: 
Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh

Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh, is a pharmacist and freelance writer, specializing in pharmacy education. She works as a consultant pharmacist in Vancouver, Washington, serving long-term care facilities in the area since 2016. Dr. Blair also has over six years of experience working as a staff pharmacist at a community pharmacy in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 2009 with a doctor of pharmacy degree. Dr. Blair has done freelance work writing and revising continuing education programs for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses, as well as writing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams.