An introduction to antimicrobials
In this chapter, you’ll learn some general principles of antimicrobial stewardship designed to minimize the problem of antimicrobial resistance and adverse effects.
- An introduction to antimicrobials intro
- Grasping the principles of antimicrobial therapy
- Interpreting and verifying microscopy
- Deciphering susceptibility testing
- Appreciating multidrug-resistant organisms
- BONUS INTERVIEW: On questioning lab results.
- An introduction to antimicrobials quiz
Master the major classes of antibacterial agents. You’ll cover basic mechanisms of action, principal uses, important side effects, and also cover the newer gram-positive drugs.
- Antibiotics intro
- Administering penicillins
- Considering beta-lactamase inhibitors
- Employing cephalosporins
- Using carbapenems and monobactams
- Administering fluoroquinolones
- Working with aminoglycosides
- Administering vancomycin
- Utilizing macrolides and clindamycin
- Targeting multidrug-resistant gram-positive organisms
- Treating with colistin
- Employing nitroimidazoles
- Administering rifamycins
- Using tetracyclines
- Combining sulfonamides and trimethoprim
- BONUS INTERVIEW: Why Shakespeare is responsible for histoplasmosis in the US.
- Antibiotics quiz
Learn how to deal with fungi. In this chapter, you’ll learn the basic mechanisms of action, principal uses, and important side effects of common antifungal agents.
- Antifungals intro
- Treating with echinocandins
- Administering azoles
- Employing polyenes
- Using terbinafine
- Considering flucytosine
- BONUS INTERVIEW: A leucemic patient with fever.
- Antifungals quiz
Here, the main focus will be on influenza and other viruses. You’ll cover neuraminidase inhibitors and chain terminators for treating influenza, herpes, and cytomegalovirus infections.
- Antivirals intro
- Administering anti-influenza medications
- Considering other antivirals
- BONUS INTERVIEW: Going all in for your patient.
- Antivirals quiz
- Antimicrobial Stewardship Essentials outro