New! Antimicrobial Guidelines for Prison Populations

$3.00 | CEU Hours:1.00 | Intermediate

This course is not approved by NBCC for NCC certification renewal. To renew your NCC certification, view our list of NBCC specific approved courses.

 

CEU Course Description

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem in the healthcare and community setting - leading to increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs.  This CEU course provides guidance on the appropriate use of antimicrobials, provides recommendations and standards for the medical management of inmates receiving antimicrobial therapy, and outlines the Federal Bureau of Prisons Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.

Article Author:  Federal Bureau of Prisons
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Explain what should be done before initiating antibiotic therapy.

2.  Investigate what is largely responsible for the growth of resistant microbes.

3.  Examine when conversion from IV to PO therapy is contraindicated.

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