Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy
Hours: 7 Contact Hours
Item#: VRS07

Antibiotic Resistance Bundle

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Item # VRS07
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The Revenge of the Microbes: The Conjugate Congress of Antibiotic Resistance

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # V7258  

Release Date: May 26, 2016

Expiration date: May 27, 2019

When antimicrobial resistance emerges, it can have a significant impact on morbidity and mortality, as well as increased healthcare costs. Several natural and societal causative associations between a microbe and its resistance to antimicrobials are known. Natural causes include selective pressure, mutations, and gene transfer from one microbe to another. Societal causes include inappropriate use of antimicrobials; inaccurate or inadequate diagnostics; extensive use of antimicrobials, as occurs in the critical care setting; and, although debatable, agricultural use.

Education, including the basis of antimicrobial resistance together with knowledge of the major resistant pathogens, is an essential element of any program and/or strategy for the prevention and containment of such resistance. This course describes the genetic basis for antimicrobial resistance and related topics, along with the features of superbugs characterized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as urgent and serious threats because of their increasing resistance to antibiotics.


Antibiotic Resistance and the Staphylococci, 2nd Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # V7235  

This course is an updated version of Antibiotic Resistance and the Staphylococci (V7179).

Expiration Date: October 3, 2018

This course educates respiratory therapists and other health professionals on antibiotic-resistant staphylococci, particularly methicillin-resistant staph (upwards of 25% of nosocomial isolates of Staphylococcus aureus are methicillin resistant). Transmission strains, and the clinical features of diseases caused by these pathogens are covered as well as antibiotic properties, testing, therapy for infection, prevention, and control. 

Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # V7251  

Release Date: October 7, 2016

Expiration Date: July 28, 2018

Over the past three decades, at least 40 newly recognized diseases have been added to the global burden of endemic infectious diseases. Moreover, strains of many known pathogens have emerged in more virulent forms. This course discusses some of the newer, relatively unknown bacteria- and virus-caused infectious diseases, as well as selected recurring ones and their causes.