UNDERSTAND THE KEY MEDICATIONS & CONCEPTS FROM ALL THE MAJOR ANTIBIOTIC CLASSES
Includes coverage, efficacy, differences between generations, important side effects, and more for the following classes:
- Monobactams and Carbapenems
- Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra)
Mini-quizzes reinforce understanding of key concepts.
Purchase of this course provides 1-year access on up to three devices and 3 CME / MOC Points / CE Credits. Also includes mp3 files of each video for listening on the go.
- Welcome! free trial
- Penicillins Explained Clearly (free trial) free trial
- Quiz 1 free trial
- Cephalosporins Explained Clearly (free trial) free trial
- Quiz 2
- Fluoroquinolones Explained Clearly
- Quiz 3
- Macrolides Explained Clearly
- Quiz 4
- Tetracyclines Explained Clearly
- Quiz 5
- Aminoglycosides Explained Clearly
- Quiz 6
- Monobactams and Carbapenems Explained Clearly
- Quiz 7
- Vancomycin Explained Clearly
- Quiz 8
- Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra) Video 1 free trial
- Quiz 9
- Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra) Video 2
- Quiz 10
- Clindamycin Explained Clearly
- Quiz 11
- Downloadable mp3 Audio Files
- Recommended Readings
Post-Course Quiz (Required for CME/CE Credits)
- Post-Course Quiz
Optional: Receiving CE Credits for This Course
- Congratulations! Your CE Certificate
Congratulations! CME Certificate
- Your CME Certificate
Antibiotics Explained Clearly is a course designed to clarify, review, and augment the training and understanding of primary care clinicians in the use of antibiotics. The modules included in this course take a departure from the traditional slide presentation style lecture. Instead, the course is comprised of a series of video lectures aided by real-time instructor-led chalkboard visuals. This method of learning allows for the subject matter to be broken down to the basics and is designed to increase learning and retention.
Antibiotics Explained Clearly covers the major classes of antibiotics including coverage, efficacy, differences between generations, and important side effects. This CME course will utilize a combination of videos, quizzes, and systematic discussion of clinical scenarios and practice cases to effectively deliver the course content.
As a result of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe each class of antibiotics in a methodical way.
- Identify the key differences between each cephalosporin generation and what types of bacteria they cover.
- Identify the correct mechanism for different antibiotics.
Post-Test and Evaluation:
After completing the CME activity, you must successfully complete a post-test and fill out a program evaluation form. You will then be able to view and print your CME certificate.
Roger D. Seheult, MD
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Beaver Medical Group, Redlands, CA
Associate Clinical Professor
UC Riverside School of Medicine, Riverside, CA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 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 Continuing Education Company, Inc. and MedCram, LLC. Continuing Education Company, Inc. (CEC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Continuing Education Company, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST complete the activity and the evaluation form. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.
AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 3 hours of Category I credit for completing this activity.
AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Release Date: 7/12/2019
Expiration Date: 8/5/2022 (Date after which this enduring material is no longer certified for credit.)
Medium: Enduring Material, Video/Audio
Faculty/Planning Committee Disclosures
The following individuals have indicated that he/she (nor spouse/partner) have no relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest that may impact upon this CME activity:
- Beth Townsend, HMCC – Reviewer (Continuing Education Company)
- Roger Seheult, MD- Faculty
- Kyle Allred, PA-C– Planner & Content Developer (MedCram)
Roger Seheult, MD (Faculty) discloses that he is a consultant for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Unlabeled Use Declaration:
During their presentation, faculty may discuss unlabeled or investigational use which is not approved for a commercial product. Faculty members are required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.
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Roger Seheult M.D. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP16824. This course is approved for 3 CE contact hours.
ANDREW ADAMS, MD
Highly recommend! Great information, and presented both logically and effectively.
Brilliant + I would add chloramfenicol and sulfonamides.
MICHAEL ORRICK (Medical Student)
Very well done video; clearly and thoroughly covered key points in all major classes of antibiotics.
Will I ever become knowledgeable as you are?
CHRIST ANGE KATCHE
I wished the videos were a little longer and more in-depth. Overall, they were easy to follow, explicitly put and concise to a fault. Thank you for your time.
TINA THORNE, NP
JOYCE FUSS, NP
Great course very informative.
KYLE ROUNTREE, NP
LINH VU, MD
Very good quick review of these antibiotics and what to watch out for. Thank you.
VENUS ALBARRACIN, RN
Excellent. Clear, direct, to the point
CECILIA EUREDJIAN, PA/NP
i love these series of courses. they are taught very clearly.
MICHAEL SKROUPA, PA-C
LORI GOLDEN, PA-C
PATRICK SCHOUWENBERG, MD
very good and to the point.
NADIA SANTANA, NP
lots of good information
ZACH GARDANIER, RN
SANDRA RAMIREZ, PA-C
DEBBIE BONGAR, MD
Superb consolidation of information.
CONNIE PETTY, NP
Perfect brush up course for a clinical pharmacist.
Excellent course! Sections are clear with reasonable timed videos. Additional materials are very helpful.
DONNA FRAZIER, NP
easy to understand, very informative
ELIZABETH BROST, MD
Concise yet thorough review of antibiotics, presented in clear fashion. Good for board examination review.
VALERIE CHANG, PA-C
Another wonderful course, thank you.
HUMBERTO RIOS, MD
Excellent explanation, concise and easy to remember course.
LESLIE TAYLOR, PA-C
VERONICA MCDONOUGH, NP
Better than any lecture I attended in school.
Good, to the point and very useful for creating a solid ground for futher reading about antibiotics.
DONNA CROSS, RN
MAX YANKES, MD
AMY FOUGHT, MD
GESA RIEDEL, MD
ROBERT MULRY, NP
MAGDALENA VELAZQUEZ, MD
Quick and useful for students and residents
DR. KIRAN SANDHU
GAYLE GWOZDZ, NP
Great info! A comparison chart of diff. ABX would have been helpful. Numerous spelling and grammar errors.
SARA CARNES COSTELLO, NP
Best lecture on antibiotics to date. Thanks for offering these learning opportunities.
DR KARNAM, MD
This is what students really wanted. Well described and covered.
OMAR ASHOUR, MD
Good brief review
LAETITIA AHOUA (Nursing Student)
MAKAREM ABU LIMON, MD
KARI ZENTZ, RN
I really benefited from the easy to understand illustrations with lecture. How the antibiotics work against organisms was clearly explained, again, in an easy to understand way. I appreciated the side effect summaries to be able to better educate my patients as I work with various physicians. This is a great way to educate people. I look forward to using MedCram more often!!
This is an amazing course. It simplifies a lot of complicated stuff about antibiotics - I really loved it. I'd highly recommend it to any medical professional, and recommending it to my friends as well.
INJUNG KO (NP Student)
ZSUZSANNA GERENCSER, MD
Somewhat helpful but not enough for my dental school classes. More quiz questions would be helpful, and having more than just two options would make them even better. I think these courses are good for someone going through EMT training or even nursing school, but definitely not doctorate level courses.
REGINA KING, NP
Excellent course. I learned more in this course about antibiotics than I have in any other training course I've taken.
KELLY WHITE (NP Student)
ALEX BROWN (Medical Student)
SEAN DAVIES, NP
ILIYA UDLER, MD
DEANNA WHITEHORN (NP Student)
RICHARD BENIAN, Dentist
TERRY BRALEY, RN
It is well established and very easy to understand and memorize. Thanks
ABDULRAHMAN ALOUFI , MD
TESSA MCCLANAHAN (NP Student)
LEWIS LITWACK, MD
TINA HARRIS, NP
Easy to follow.
KATRINA SMITH, RN
HUGO CATTONI, MD
MUNIBA KHAN, MD
GERRY PRIETO (Medical Student)
SHARON SZCZAPA , Pharmacist
LAURA LONGWELL, MD
Excellent, well presented concise info with high-yield concepts. great for board prep and solidifying knowledge.
DR. ALEXANDRINA HARANGUS
It was very useful and clear for me
JUDITH COOK (NP Student)
Very easy to follow.
JENNIFER WALLACE, NP
The organization and visuals are very helpful!
EVA HEINRICHS, MD
Excellent! Antib. have never been so easy for me to understand. Fairly basic but easy listening. Never thought repeating Antibiotics could be sort of fun!
STEVE KUIJPERS, RN
Good bird's eye view of the most relevant classes of antibiotics. Conspicuously missing from the bill is metronidazole which is in common use across the globe and features on the World Health Organization's list of essential medicines. I would love to see a video on anti-fungals/anti-parasite drugs. Steve Netherlands
The course is so great at giving an idea about the most important points in each class of antibiotics .. making the coverage and interactions so clear especially between agents of the same group. It will be of great help to those who are going through board exams and it will make you shine during morning rounds as well :) I would recommend giving an intro lecture enumerating the mechanism of action of the different groups of antibiotics in 1 diagram ( I remember something like that in USMLE step 1 books .. was really helpful). Also a brief idea about gram positives and gram negatives and why each antibiotic will do better for each one .. this would have been helpful. But overall .. it absolutely deserves the 5 stars.
Just the facts in easy to follow format. Gives you important information on each antibiotic class with the associated clinical presentations.
Basically necessary viewing for anyone who works with antibiotics. In every hospital I've been in, antibiotic guidelines are set up by microbiology and most of us are happy to follow them without really understanding why we're using certain drugs and not others. This helps clear up some common questions that most people don't want to be the ones to ask.
MANUEL SUAREZ, MD
Helpful at all levels for medical students to residents and practicing md's
KARI MCCOIN (NP Student)
KALANITI TP, MD
Good clarity and easy to understand the concepts. Great.
MICHAEL HULSEY, NP
NAM HA, MD
TZU-I CHUANG, MD
Very helpful and inspiring courses. I'm the physician from Taiwan, and Medcram.com does help. 非常推薦的課程~
CONNIE MANGIAMELE, NP
it was good but did not talk about classification.
RACHEL LAI, MD
SIMONA SPASSOVA, MD
Excellent review, thank you!
SHARON MAIEWSKI, PA
This series is excellent. A nice addition would be a summary overview to include coverage, most common usage, and side effects/CIs.
BILL POULOS, Pharmacist
REFAT PARVEEN, MD
ALEXANDER ALBA, PA-C
JANE SMITH, NP
Disappointed that the Lecture material did not cover some of the topics on appropriate antibiotic selection in final quiz.
SHAHIN KAZEMZADEH (Medical Student)
DR KIRAN MUTHE
Very nice.Concepts clearly explained.
DAVID MILEK, MD
Very brief but complete
CONNIE KELLER, NP
JOANN DECHANT, MD
PETER O'REILLY, MD
Covers an extensive amount of information with clarity.
CHANGHUA DAI, NP
NATASHA BRONSON-WOODS, NP
SEPIDEH MOAYED, MD
KEITH BOURGEOIS, NP
KURT HALUM, Dentist
STELLA ONYEAKAZI, NP
SARA ATWATER, MD
TREAUNDRA POPE, NP
Great lecture, very helpful
KELLY BANE, PA-C
SUBHADEEP BOSE, MD
JESSICA DOMIRE (NP Student)
ERIK HAUGEN, MD
LAURA WILMOTT, NP
MOHAMMED MUFTAH, MD
KATIE HOLMAN, PA-C
SONAL BHATT, MD
JARED BENZ, MD
MARY BAPANA, MD
CRYSTAL FERGUSON, NP
This was a great course very easy to follow and understand.
JAMES TIPPETT, MD
LYNN CUBELA (NP Student)
great as always!
ALEX VEGA (Medical Student)
SPENCER SALAZAR (Medical Student)
STEPHEN GOELLER, NP
JENNY SJALE, Pharmacist
TIMOTHY ROBERTS, MD
GENIEVE MARTINEZ, MD
ERICA HOBSON, NP
MATTHEW DILWORTH, RN
TE DU, MD
USAMA ABOELKHEIR , MD
LISA D, NP
excellent -- easy to understand
KIMBERLY ZAFRA (NP Student)
A few antibiotic agents are missing such as flagyl, and others.
RONALD TORRES (Nursing Student)
- Quadruple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.
- Over 20 years teaching experience as both an exam preparation instructor and an assistant professor of medicine.
- Experience as a medical director for both a Southern California Physician Assistant Program and a Respiratory Therapy Program.
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