AAE Online CE
I-6 Antimicrobial Drug Resistance – Implications for Patients, Providers, and the Population
CE Hours: 1 CE hour
|Antimicrobial drug resistance is an increasing problem in the United States and globally. This issue is exacerbated by the decreased production of novel antimicrobial agents. There are significant consequences in health care for both providers and patients. Understanding the driving factors behind antimicrobial resistance is critical to successfully managing patients with infections. All providers that prescribe antimicrobials should be knowledgeable of the current status of antimicrobial drug resistance and the measures needed to combat it. This presentation will address the scope of this problem and the implications for patients, providers, and the population as a whole.|
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Examine the driving factors behind antimicrobial resistance at an individual and population level.
- Identify patients at higher risk for infection with antimicrobial resistant organisms.
- Discuss the current status of the antimicrobial pipeline for new agents and the methods needed to combat antimicrobial resistance.
Jason E. Bowling, M.D.
I declare that I have proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.Becton Dickinson (Self) : Consultant (Status: Terminated --- February 2017)