The End of Antibiotics — Can We ESKAPE It? - CMEZ725

The End of Antibiotics — Can We ESKAPE It?

by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN
CMEZ725
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This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

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Summary:

Over the past two decades, the number of multidrug-resistant infections contracted has increased. As a group, these multidrug-resistant pathogens have become known as ESKAPE pathogens (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species) given that they effectively "escape" the biocidal effects of most or all available drugs. This continuing education course provides an overview of the most troublesome antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitals. It discusses the increasing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria throughout healthcare and the community and offers strategies for reducing the spread of resistance. Healthcare workers can help improve the U.S. record by knowing if their patients are infected with a drug-resistant pathogen and by ensuring that everyone who has contact with patients adheres to appropriate infection control practices.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education course is to provide nurses, physical therapists, and physicians with an overview of the most troublesome antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitals. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the six antibiotic-resistant ESKAPE pathogens and explain their importance as causes of hospital-acquired infections.
  • Describe how each of the ESKAPE pathogens can be transmitted to patients.
  • Discuss the use and misuse of antibiotics in the United States.
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, physical therapists, and physicians.
 
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 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.
 
Disclosures
 
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 11/24/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/26/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/26/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50