AMR Education module - Refresh your knowledge now

25 October 2017

Deciding whether or not to prescribe antibiotics and then which antibiotic to use can be complicated.  

This educational module was developed to increase awareness among veterinarians about diagnostic tools, regulatory requirements, and issues surrounding antibiotic resistance.  

After completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • describe mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance in general terms;
  • define antimicrobial stewardship;
  • evaluate key factors for selecting an appropriate antibiotic;
  • describe the benefits and limitations of various antibiotic susceptibility testing options;  
  • locate and interpret antibiotic labels for the purposes of informed therapeutic decision-making;
  • apply the key components of the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA) to making  decisions about antibiotics;  
  • list the agencies involved in regulating antibiotics and monitoring antibiotic resistance and residues; and locate information to assist in making decisions on antibiotic use in animals.

Completion of this module is estimated to take about 40 minutes to complete.

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