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Antibiotic Resistance - CE509
Antibiotic Resistance
The Emergence of ‘Super Bugs’

CE509 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN
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We’re sorry. This course is temporarily disabled for an important update.

This course is being rewritten and will be posted as a new course later in 2013. This version of this course will be discontinued on August 15, 2013. Please plan to complete the course before that day if you wish to earn continuing education credit. 
For similar material, go to CE104-60 Winning the War Against Antibiotic-Resistant Infections.
The goal of this program is to inform nurses of the increasing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria throughout healthcare and to offer strategies for reducing the spread of resistance. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
  • Name at least two reasons why bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics.
  • Explain why 75% of antibiotic prescriptions written each year for outpatient visits are inappropriate.
  • Discuss one method of controlling the rapid increase in bacterial resistance in U.S. hospitals.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 4/14/2014

In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning 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.

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