Sandra McConkey, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP
Course Open: March 29-April 22, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, April 5 and 12, 2021; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 4
RACE Category: 4 hours Medical Skip to Enrollment Course Information:
Antimicrobial resistance is an increasing problem in both human and veterinary medicine. Whenever an antimicrobial is used, it inadvertently selects for resistance by killing or inhibiting sensitive bacteria and leaving behind resistant organisms. As a result, medicines become ineffective and infections persist, increasing hospital times, cost and morbidity. Inappropriate antibiotic use can lead to superbugs that are difficult or impossible to treat with our current antibiotic options. This course will discuss the mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, the use of "best" practices to avoid the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance. Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
- understand the importance of preventing antimicrobial resistance.
- cescribe what resistance (including multi-drug resistance) is, how and why it occurs, and when antimicrobial use is required.
- explain empirical vs rational choice of antimicrobials.
- explain how to get the most information out of an MIC (Minimum Inhibitory Concentration) result.
- identify when and which antimicrobials are appropriate for
small animal diseases, including the following scenarios.
- perioperative antibiotic use
- urinary tract infections
- miscellaneous infectious diseases
Accreditation: This course is approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-749239) Course Agenda: Week 1 (Real Time Session April 20, 2021): Antimicrobial Resistance – Understanding the Problem
Presenter: Sandra McConkey, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Week 2 (Real Time Session April 27, 2021): Rational Antimicrobial Therapy for Small Animals: What to Choose for Specific Diseases
Presenters: Peter Foley, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate. Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
Tuition: Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by March 22, 2022)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by March 22, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars. *To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on April 5, 2021 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached. *For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.
- Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
- Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
- For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email CEonVIN. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
VIN Education Director VIN CE Services: CEonVIN
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
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