Nursing: West Virginia Nurses: Preventing Drug Diversion and Prescribing Controlled Substances

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Learning Outcome

By completing this course, the nurse will have a better understanding of patient needs during the postpartum period as well as a need for health-care policy changes to support optimal postpartum care.


Learning Objectives

1. Discuss the incidence and prevalence of antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases.

2. Describe the principles of antibiotic safety.

3. Discuss the incidence and prevalence of Clostridium difficile (C. difficule) infection.

4. Explain the pathophysiology of C. difficile infection.

5. Describe the process for diagnosing C. difficile infection.

6. Describe treatment and nursing interventions for C. difficile infection.

7. Identify steps to help stop the spread of C. difficile infection.

8. Relate the incidence and prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). 

9. Describe the pathphysiology of CRE infection.

10. Explain how CRE infection is diagnosed.

11. Describe the treatment interventions of CRE infection.

12. Identify steps to help stop the spread of CRE infection, including critical nursing interventions.

13. Relate the incidence and prevalence of drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

14. Discuss the pathophysiology of drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

15. Describe the process of diagnosing drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

16. Discuss the treatment interventions and nursing considerations for drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

17. Identify steps to help stop the spread of drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

18. Review recently approved antibiotics to treat these diseases.

19. Summarize the impact of microorganisms with a CDC-designated threat level of "serious."

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