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Acinetobacter: A Devil of a Problem


COURSE DESCRIPTION

An increase in multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter is occurring. As a result, the use of antibiotics is being restricted for some patients and there is increased focus on isolation precautions compliance. Education on this issue is paramount for physicians.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Discuss MDR and PDR Acinetobacter.
  2. Explain antibiotic stewardship and its effects on Acinetobacter.
  3. Discuss the importance of isolation precautions and its potential impact on patient outcomes.

TARGET AUDIENCE

All physicians

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

The Medical Center at Bowling Green is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Medical Center at Bowling Green designates this enduing educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

INSTRUCTIONS & REGISTRATION

The course takes approximately one hour. During the course you will watch and listen to a video lecture. You will need a high speed internet connection and the latest version of Adobe Flash Player to view the lecture. You'll also need a computer with Windows and Internet Explorer. After reviewing the materials, you will take an online test and receive your results instantly.

If you pass, you will be taken to a web page to complete your activity evaluation and receive your continuing medical education credit and certificate. Please print your certificate for your records. If you do not pass the quiz, you may retake the course as many times as necessary.


Acinetobacter Course

FACULTY

Rebecca Shadowen, M.D., Infectious Diseases and Healthcare Epidemiology Dr. Shadowen is Board Certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine. She received her M.D. from the University of Louisville. Dr. Shadowen completed her Residency at University of Missouri – Kansas City and a Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina

HARDWARE & SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

Skill Requirements:
Basic Computer & Browser Skills

Hardware/Software Requirements:
High speed internet connection (Broadband, Cable or DSL)
Windows 2000 or higher
256 MBs or more of RAM
Internet Explorer 6.0 higher
Windows Media Player 10.0 or higher
Adobe Acrobat 7.0 or higher
Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

No commercial support was used or received to fund this online course.

DISCLOSURES

The faculty have no disclosures to make for this activity.

ORIGINAL RELEASE/TERMINATION DATES

Course Originally Released On: June 2012
Course Termination Date: December 2012

ACCREDITATION

The Medical Center at Bowling Green is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT/QUESTIONS

If you need technical support or have questions about the course, please e-mail us at PennAM@chc.net.

PRIVACY POLICY

All information provided by course participants is confidential and will not be shared with any other parties for any reason.