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.
Miracle drug after miracle drug has lost its "miracle" status as statistics show that 28% of the bacteria most common in hospital-acquired infections are now resistant to the preferred antibiotics for treating them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), have become so worried that they are working with world health bodies on a global campaign against antimicrobial resistance, and they have launched a major campaign in the United States against antimicrobial resistance.
To complete this course, you must do the following:
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:
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:
TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE
To receive credit for this course, and obtain your CE certificate, you must:
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