Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Gram Negative Bacteria Course

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This course by BSAC is for healthcare professionals managing infections. You will learn about Gram-Negative Bacteria.

Identify, diagnose and treat gram-negative bacterial infections

Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) are a group of bacteria that can cause infection and toxic reaction in patients, yet are difficult to differentiate and treat with antibiotics due to their structure.

This online course - led by experts from the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) - looks at this challenge. You’ll explore the microbiology of gram-negative bacteria, and find out how to identify, classify, diagnose and treat GNB infections.

You’ll also look at occurrences of GNB and antibiotic resistance worldwide, and understand the impact they have on health and economic outcomes.

What topics will you cover?

  • The microbiology of Gram-Negative Bacteria to enable diagnosis of infections.
  • The identification and classification of clinical infections associated with common Gram-Negative Bacteria.
  • The occurrence of resistance - epidemiology and basic mechanisms of resistance, locally and globally.
  • The key objectives and principles of treatment, including negative consequences.
  • The appropriateness of treatment agents.
  • The burden and impact of GNB infections on health and economic outcomes.

Who is this accredited by?

This course has been accredited by the RCPath for 9 CPD points.

Royal College of Pathologists: The Royal College of Pathologists is a professional membership organisation with charitable status, concerned with all matters relating to the science and practice of pathology.

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.

  • Available now
  • 7 September 2020
  • 9 November 2020

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the microbiology of Gram-Negative Bacteria.
  • Identify and classify clinical infections associated with common Gram-Negative Bacteria.
  • Compare the key objectives and principles of the treatment options available including the negative consequences.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of treatment agents - stewardship for GNB infections.
  • Assess the occurrence of resistance - epidemiology and basic mechanisms of resistance locally and globally.
  • Evaluate the burden and impact of Gram-Negative Bacterial infections on health and economic outcomes.
  • Explore the basic microbiology requirements to diagnose GNB infections.
  • Summarise the current treatment options available.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for healthcare professionals who are responsible for infection management.

What software or tools do you need?

No special resources are required for this course.

Who will you learn with?

Jose Ramon Paño Pardo

Infectious Diseases physician, part of the ASP at my institution (Hospital Clínico Universitario, Zaragoza, Spain). I frequently deal with nosocomial and MDR infections.

Lilian Abbo

Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Chief Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Jackson Health System Transplant Infections and MDROs.

Rossana Rosa

I am an Infectious Diseases consultant at UnityPoint Health in Des Moines, Iowa. My daily activities include attending to patients with a variety of infections, and also Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Who developed the course?

BSAC

Founded in 1971, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy exists to facilitate the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy.

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