Antibiotic Resistance: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Video Course Description:
Antibiotic Resistance (AR) is a very critical global problem that causes serious healthcare issues. Infections that were once easily treated with antibiotics are becoming more dangerous (“Superbugs”), causing treatment failure, prolonged suffering, or even death. This video presentation is intended to provide a basic understanding of the critical worldwide importance of AR using information from the International College of Dentists, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization. A special focus will be on how AR impacts dentistry and what dentists and their staff can do to help reduce AR in their practices. Online resources will be shared to assist you in your practice with updated recommendations for pre-medication of medical conditions as well as educating your patients on appropriate use of antibiotics.
Video Course Objectives:
- Understand the critical importance of antibiotic resistance and what impact it has on public health globally.
- Explain how the over-prescribing of antibiotics critically impacts the world today and what we can do about it.
- Identify challenges with antibiotic prescribing in dentistry, antibiotic safety, and appropriate use of antibiotics on patients with various medical conditions.
- Discuss resources available through the International College of Dentists (ICD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC: Be Antibiotics Aware), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
*Course Materials were created in collaboration between John B. Tullner, DDS, FICD (Chair, ICD Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance Program) and Christine Benoit, DMD, FICD. Download the brief biography for Dr. Tullner here.
Video and Knowledge Test
After watching the video, you must take and pass successfully (7 out of 10 correct) the knowledge test in order to receive a completion certificate for 1 hour of ADA CERP approved credit. You may take the knowledge test as many times as needed in order to get credit for the video course.
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