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Antibiotic Resistance Threats

$48.00 [3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #05-303

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CEU Course Description

This course describes what can be done to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistant bacteria, including information on current CDC initiatives.  Four core actions that fight the spread of antibiotic resistance are presented and explained, including 1) preventing infections from occurring and preventing resistant bacteria from spreading, 2) tracking resistant bacteria, 3) improving the use of antibiotics, and 4) promoting the development of new antibiotics and new diagnostic tests for resistant bacteria.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the ways that drug-resistant infections can be prevented.

2.  Enumerate how the CDC works to prevent antibiotic resistance in healthcare settings.

3.  Explain the single most important action needed to greatly slow down the development and spread of antibiotic-resistant infections.

4.  Investigate which resistant infections that can be transmitted in the community at the present time.

5.  Examine the relationship between vaccination and drug-resistant infections.

6.  Define effective antibiotic stewardship and explain how it has a role in responsible antibiotic use for the health and safety of future generations.

7.  Scrutinize the link between antibiotic use in food-producing animals and the occurrence of antibiotic-resistant infections in humans.

8.  Identify which antibiotic has been found to be the most commonly used antibiotic overall.

9.  Describe the primary objectives of the NARMS program and examine how these help promote safe antibiotic use.

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Board Approval Status

Nurses

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Alaska YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Arizona YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Arkansas YES! Accepts Arkansas State Board of Nursing (CE Provider #50-14881)
California YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Colorado YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Connecticut YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Delaware YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
District of Columbia YES! Accepts District Of Columbia Board of Nursing (CE Provider #50-14881)
Florida YES! Accepts Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #50-14881)
Georgia YES! Accepts Georgia Board of Nursing (CE Provider #50-14881)
Hawaii We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California or Florida board of nursing approvals.
Idaho YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Illinois YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Indiana YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Iowa YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Kansas YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Kentucky YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Louisiana YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Maine YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Maryland YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Massachusetts YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Michigan YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Minnesota YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Mississippi YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Missouri YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Montana YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Nebraska YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Nevada YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
New Hampshire YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
New Jersey YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
New Mexico YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
New York YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
North Carolina YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
North Dakota YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Ohio YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Oklahoma YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Oregon YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Pennsylvania YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Rhode Island YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
South Carolina YES! Accepts South Carolina Board of Nursing (CE Provider #50-14881)
South Dakota YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Tennessee YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Texas YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Utah YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Vermont YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Virginia YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Washington YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
West Virginia YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Wisconsin YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)
Wyoming YES! Accepts California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#16375)

The board approval status information is provided based on our current understanding of the licensing agencies. Please note that it is the responsibility of each licensee to verify acceptance of our courses with their licensing agency.