Respiratory Therapy

Hours: 8 Contact Hours
Item#: VBT08


Diseases/Infectious Diseases/Disorders and Conditions Bundle

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Item # VBT08
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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

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.

Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2nd Edition

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

Release Date: October 7, 2016

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.

Virus Infections: Persistent and Emerging

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # V7296  

Release Date: June 13, 2017

Emerging and re-emerging viral infections, which include outbreaks of previously unknown pathogens or new strains of known viruses, continue to pose significant threats and challenges to human well-being globally. The convergence of these known and other less known viruses contributes to a variety of factors that enables them to expand their spectrum of activity. Such factors include mutations, the development of environmental conditions that help to spread the disease agents, the availability of an ever increasing range of susceptible hosts, and the lack of effective laboratory detection testing methods. An awareness of these factors together with current knowledge of their existence and effects is essential to control and prevention.

Adding to the dangers posed by emerging viral diseases is the appearance of new strains of many known pathogens in more virulent forms. Widespread travel, the globalization of food supplies, and the increasing overlap between the environments of humans and lower animals give viruses, as well as other microorganisms, rapid and easy access to new populations. Unfortunately, newly recognized pathogens are accelerating their distribution by spreading faster and further, affecting the security of nations and the global economy.

This intermediate-level course is geared toward all levels and disciplines of healthcare and public health professionals. The course provides information about recently discovered and reoccurring viruses. Knowledge of the origin, pathogenesis, and diagnosis of these viruses may aid in reducing the prevalence of the infections they cause.

Infectious Diseases Related to Domestic and International Travel

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # V7287  

Release Date: January 10, 2018

This intermediate course is designed for respiratory therapists who may encounter infectious diseases related to domestic and international travel. It begins with a discussion of human migration and the spread of diseases, including contributing factors to the spread of infectious diseases. The course then focuses on specific bacterial, viral, fungal, helminth, and other types of infections and diseases, including causes, transmission, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control that may affect travelers.