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Understanding Antibiotics & the Rise of Superbugs

Understanding Antibiotics & the Rise of Superbugs

Understanding Antibiotics & the Rise of Superbugs

Georgina Casey
Georgina Casey
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Launch date: 22 Dec 2017
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2019

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Ms DORCAS OGUTU BSc (9 Jul 2019)
LETS ADVOCATE FOR THE PROPER USE OF ANTIBIOTICS
Ms ROSE GATHONI BSc (12 Jul 2019)
it is a very informative course.

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How do antibiotics work? Why do they cause resistance and superinfections? What can we do to promote proper use of antibiotics?

The discovery of antibiotics in the mid-20th century is arguably the greatest advance in health care of modern times. The ability to prevent or treat bacterial infections has contributed to declines in infant and child mortality, increased life expectancy and increased food production worldwide. Our faith in the effectiveness of antibiotics (alongside vaccination programmes) was such that, by the early 1960’s, leading scientists were confident infectious diseases were a problem solved.

The development of antibiotic resistance began with the introduction of the first antibiotics into clinical use. Increasing resistance, in combination with indiscriminate use and declining development of new antibiotics, have led to the emergence of superbugs—microbes with high levels of resistance that cause greater morbidity and mortality. Many authors are now suggesting that we are returning to the dark ages of the pre-antibiotic era—some calling it an apocalypse.

Objectives

After completing this online activity and quiz, you should be able to:
1. Describe the structure and function of bacterial cells in relation to their classification, pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance.

2. Discuss underlying mechanisms in the development of infection.

3. Outline the antimicrobial actions of main classes of antibiotics.

4. Discuss mechanisms underlying the development of resistance in bacteria.

5. Outline the future of antimicrobial therapies.
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Georgina Casey
on behalf of CPD4nurses

CPD4nurses assists nurses in meeting their professional development requirements by providing affordable, convenient and professionally written learning activities. We offer straightforward and insightful activities on topics that support fundamental practice.

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Ms DORCAS OGUTU BSc (9 Jul 2019)
LETS ADVOCATE FOR THE PROPER USE OF ANTIBIOTICS
Ms ROSE GATHONI BSc (12 Jul 2019)
it is a very informative course.

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