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 Antibiotic Resistance: From Threat to Reality

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Type: Internet
Date(s): 07/14/15
Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MT
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT
Facility: RxSchool E-Classroom
Contact(s): RxSchool
Fee: $33.00

Course Category: This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based

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ACPE Live Credit
 Live CE Information

Course Overview
The CDC just released a report "Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States 2013" (September) which is their first-ever overview of the burden and threats posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria and their increasing impact on human health. CDC estimates that each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections. Many more people die from other conditions that were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection. In this webinar we will review the genetics and mechanisms involved in the development and transfer of resistance genes between bacteria, the different types of antibiotic resistance, the potential health and financial impact of resistance, the bacteria that are currently the most threatening and finally the necessary actions needed for preventing further spread of resistance.
Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacist will be able to:

  • Explain the various mechanisms leading to the development of antibiotic resistance and the mechanisms used by bacteria to evade antibiotic effects. 
  • Discuss how antibiotic resistance spreads both in the hospital and the community. 
  • List three microorganisms that the CDC currently considers as having a threat level of "urgent". 
  • Discuss the CDC's four "core actions to prevent antibiotic resistance". 
At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacy technician will be able to:
  • Understand how antibiotic resistance spreads both in the hospital and the community.
  • Identify patients at Especially High Risk for infections by resistant bacteria. 
  • List three microorganisms that the CDC currently considers as having a threat level of "urgent". 
  • Discuss the CDC's four "core actions to prevent antibiotic resistance". 
Target Audience
Pharmacy Technicians
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Remember each person must register individually before the event.  Once registered, please email info@rxschool.com and provide us with the names of the persons who will be sharing a computer for our ACPE records.

Alan P. Agins, PhD
President - PRN Associates, Ltd. - Continuing Medical Education

Alan P. Agins earned his BS in biopsychology from State University of New York (Brockport). He also received a Masters in Pharmacology & Toxicology and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Rhode Island.

He has held faculty appointments at Brown University Medical School, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy and University of Virginia School of Nursing. He is currently an adjunct associate professor at Brown University where he has been the recipient of the Dean's Teaching Excellence Award for each of the past five years. Additionally, he has taught undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate pharmacology courses at a number of nursing schools around the country including Penn State, Idaho State, Radford University, University of West Virginia and University of Arizona.

Over the past ten years, Dr. Agins has lectured nationally to over 45,000 advanced practice clinicians (nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists and other allied healthcare professionals).

He has authored, co-authored and served as primary reviewer for various journals, CE monographs, textbooks, newsletters and has presented and moderated a number of continuing education webcasts. He has written and performed in a series of short video clips used for on-line support of a number of Elsevier's nursing pharmacology textbooks and is currently in the final stages of producing an educational DVD for them as well.
Faculty Disclosure:
RxSchool has a Full and Fair Disclosure Policy that requires course faculty to communicate any real or apparent commercial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.  There is no commercial support being used for this course. Participants are advised that the accredited status of RxSchool does not imply endorsement by the provider or ACPE of any products/therapeutics mentioned in this course. The information in the course is for educational purposes only.   

Alan P. Agins has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

You must attend the entire webinar and complete a post course evaluation in order to earn your Statement of Credit.


 Courses Offered
 Antibiotic Resistance: From Threat to Reality
Alan P. Agins, Pharmacologist, PhD

Course Accreditation Information:

  System Requirements for E-Classroom
This is a live presentation delivered over the internet. In order to see and hear the program properly, you must have the following:

  1. Broadband internet connection, such as T1, Cable, or high-speed DSL.
  2. Before enrolling in this program, please test your internet connection here. It is important that you take this test on the same computer and network you will be using the day of the live presentation.
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