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Drugs for Bacterial Infections

In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on the latest anti-bacterial drugs as well as their therapeutic uses and side effects.

Included in this talk is information on:

  • Pathogenicity and Virulence
  • Describing/Classifying Bacteria
  • Actions of Anti-infective Drugs
  • Acquired Resistance
  • STOP Antimicrobial Resistance
  • General Approach to Manage Infections
  • Antibiotic Selection
  • Natural Penicillins, Anti-Staphylococcal Penicillins, Amino-Penicillins, Anti-Pseudomonal Penicillins
  • PCN with Beta-Lactamase Inhibitor
  • First-generation Cephalosporins, Second-generation Cephalosporins, Third-generation Cephalosporins, Fourth-generation Cephalosporins, Fifth-generation Cephalosporins
  • Monobactams, Carbapenems, Macrolides, Telithromycin, Tetracyclines, Aminoglycosides, Sulfonamides