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The emergence of antimicrobial resistance in many pathogens threatens to reverse much of the progress the world has made against disease over the past 50 years.

  • Agenda

  • Read the Overview and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Read the course material.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more.

    This workbook describes the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens and the recommendations of the CDC and others to fight back against them. The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Introduction
  • Causes Of Antimicrobial Resistance
  • New Drug-Resistant Pathogens
  • The Global Counterattack
  • What You Can Do
  • Conclusion


    The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and others an understanding of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens and the means to fight back against them.

    After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the genetic causes of antimicrobial resistance.
  • Describe the human causes of antimicrobial resistance in the medical community.
  • Describe the human causes of antimicrobial resistance outside the medical community.
  • Name the major resistant pathogens, and the antibiotics that will still work against them.
  • Describe the major actions of the global counterattack against resistant pathogens.
  • Describe what the CDC recommends healthcare workers do in acute care facilities against emerging resistant pathogens.


    To receive credit for this course, and obtain your CE certificate, you must:

  • Review the course material
  • Take and pass the post test with a score of 80% or more
  • Complete the educational activity evaluation.

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