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Acinetobacter

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  Acinetobacter

Credits: 1.00   Post-Assessment Questions:  6

Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 13 Aug 2021
Last Reviewed: 13 Aug 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Acinetobacter is a gram-negative, nonmotile organism that is often found in soil and water and is known to colonize intravenous fluids. In general, Acinetobacter has low virulence, however it is capable of causing infection in immunocompromised and neutropenic patients and it is becoming increasingly drug resistant. The morbidity and mortality of Acinetobacter is high in sick patients with multi-organ disease. In the case of infections being caused by resistant strains of Acinetobacter baumanii, mortality rates of up to 70% have been reported. Most acinetobacter isolates obtained result from nosocomial spread and colonization rather than de novo infections. Since isolated acinetobacter infections are rare and most acinetobacter infections correspond to group outbreaks, patients colonized with Acinetobacter should be isolated from other patients to prevent further colonization. This activity reviews the etiology and epidemiology of acinetobacter colonization and infection and provides recommendations on treatment and management. This activity highlights the role of the interprofessional team in caring for patients colonized or infected with this organism.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify some of the organ systems effected by acinetobacter infections.
  • Describe the management of a patient who is colonized by acinetobacter, and discuss how this might change if the patient is thought to have an infection caused by acinetobacter.
  • Recognize when the infection control team should be made aware of the presence of acinetobacter isolates.

Author(s) / Contributors Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Each author, editor, faculty and planning committee member have completed a disclosure form indicating that neither they nor their spouse/partner has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of this activity.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT: This activity has received NO commercial support.

Contributors

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Authors: Mark Brady, Zohaib Jamal
Editors: Najwa Pervin
Editors-In-Chief: Nisha Kumar
Chief Medical Reviewer: Rupinder Mangat
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn

Continuing Education Accreditation Information


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

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  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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