Antibiotic Resistance - CMEZ509

Antibiotic Resistance

The Emergence of ‘Super Bugs’

by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN and Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, CPE, DABPN (CME Contributor/Reviewer)
(4.3 / 92 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


The purpose of the program is to inform healthcare professionals of the increasing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria throughout healthcare and to offer strategies for reducing the spread of resistance. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —

  • Name at least two reasons why bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics.
  • Explain why 75% of antibiotic prescriptions written each year for outpatient visits are inappropriate.
  • Discuss one method of controlling the rapid increase in bacterial resistance in U.S. hospitals.

Approval Information
This course is intended for physicians.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/8/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/8/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/8/2015

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Faith O - Katy, TX  ·  Oct 21, 2017
learn about antibiotic resistance
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Margot A - Lithonia, GA  ·  Aug 29, 2017
Informative and relevant
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Catherine F - Durango, CO  ·  Jul 10, 2017
good review of issues regarding atb resistance
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Abdul S - Gibsonton, FL  ·  May 12, 2017
The course was very educative. It provided statistics and cost implications of poor management of antibiotics.
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Brenda C - Greenfield, TN  ·  May 02, 2017
should not be taken by PCA
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50