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Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Non-Fermenting Gram Negative Bacteria

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy via FutureLearn

Overview

Understand antibiotic resistance in non-fermenting gram negative bacteria

Non-fermenting gram negative bacteria are a group of bacteria which cause infection in a growing number of patients. Many of these bacteria are resistant to antibiotics, so it’s vital to accurately identify the specific bacteria in order to administer appropriate treatment.

This informative two-week course will increase your understanding of the mechanisms of resistance, and will teach practical techniques for diagnosis and infection prevention and control.

Gain an understanding of antibiotic resistance in non-fermenting gram negative bacteria

In week one, you’ll get an introduction into different types of non-fermenting gram negative bacteria, such as acinetobacter and pseudomonas.

You’ll then get an insight into how these types of bacteria can cause diseases and epidemiological outbreaks, and with specific examples, will identify the prevalence and epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in these bacteria.

Apply current guidelines for diagnosis, infection prevention and control

After comparing mechanisms of resistance in non-fermenting gram-negative bacteria, you’ll then explore the current guidelines for diagnosis, infection prevention and control, such as the screening of patients, with an aim to understand how best practice guidelines are followed within a clinical setting.

You’ll then get to grips with which patients are at high risk of developing infections with non-fermenters, and will reflect on the current and future management of infections.

Learn from epidemiology experts at the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)

Throughout the course, you’ll be learning from disease control and epidemiological experts from the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC), an inter-professional organisation with over 40 years of experience.

This course is for healthcare professionals interested in furthering their understanding of non-fermenting gram negative bacteria for use in a clinical setting.

The course has been approved by the Royal College of Pathologists at a level of 4 credits.

Taught by

David Jenkins - Educator

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