The Evolution and Transmission of Antibiotic Resistance: How Can We Manage this Public Health Threat
Antibiotics have saved millions of lives from once-deadly infectious diseases; however, misuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobials has led to bacteria evolving resistance. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have become a threat to global public health — they are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients and individuals in community settings, and consume more health care resources than patients infected with the same bacteria that are not resistant.
During this presentation, Dr. Patel will discuss the clinical and economic impact of drug-resistant bacteria on the health care system, as well as prevention and intervention strategies that health care professionals can put into place to try to reduce the pervasiveness of these infections.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the clinical and economic impact on the health care system from infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria
- Recognize prevention and intervention strategies for the management of antibiotic-resistant infections that may improve public health and deliver economic benefits
- Explain the importance of a multidisciplinary approach — including physician and pharmacist experts — in the identification and treatment of infectious diseases
- Identify how health care professionals can help reduce the prevalence/impact of antibiotic-resistant infections
Jean Patel, PhD, D(ABMM)
Deputy Director, Office of Antimicrobial Resistance
National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The faculty reported the following:
Jean Patel, PhD, D(ABMM) has indicated that she has no relevant financial relationships.
Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Anne M. Sendaydiego, PharmD
AMS Consulting, LLC
V. Silverstein, MD
Eagle Creek Medical Communications
Durham, North Carolina
Activity Planner Disclosures
Ms Chart and Ms Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
Drs Sendaydiego and Silverstein have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, pharmacists, physicians and other health care professionals who are interested in antibiotic resistance.
This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "9th Annual Medical Director Forum" held in Las Vegas, NV on November 5, 2015.
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
- 1.00 AMA
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 Attendance