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Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Gram Negative Bacteria

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

Free:

  • Access to the course for its length + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps)
  • Access to quizzes and assignments
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps)
  • Access to quizzes and assignments
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Gram Negative Bacteria

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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.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 9 secondsGram-negative bacteria are a group of organisms that can be found in water, soil, plants, but also in our intestinal flora well known as a microbiome. These bacteria may cause infections that can range from an uncomplicated urinary tract infection to more severe, life-threatening infections for which we have no antibiotics to cure in some cases. In this interactive modular e-learning course, you will learn about the microbiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, and public health issues that are caused by gram-negative bacteria. You will learn about the best available evidence published to treat these infections and how to prevent these bacteria to becoming more resistant to the current antibiotic armamentarium.

Skip to 1 minute and 2 seconds The course is designed for health care professionals worldwide interested in learning how to diagnose, treat, and prevent infections caused by gram-negative organisms.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

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

Infectious Diseases physician, part of the ASP at my institution (Hospital Clínico Universitario). I frequently deal with nosocomial and MDR infections. I am @joserrapa in Twitter

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?

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

Free:

  • Access to the course for its length + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps)
  • Access to quizzes and assignments
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps)
  • Access to quizzes and assignments
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For £69 you’ll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

A Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your Linkedin or CV

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.