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
- Penicillins Quiz (free trial) free trial
- Cephalosporins Explained Clearly (free trial) free trial
- Cephalosporins Quiz
- Fluoroquinolones Explained Clearly
- Fluoroquinolones Quiz
- Macrolides Explained Clearly
- Macrolides Quiz
- Tetracyclines Explained Clearly
- Tetracyclines Quiz
- Aminoglycosides Explained Clearly
- Aminoglycosides Quiz
- Monobactams and Carbapenems Explained Clearly
- Monobactams and Carbapenems Quiz
- Vancomycin Explained Clearly
- Vancomycin Quiz
- Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra) Video 1
- Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole Quiz 1
- Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra) Video 2
- Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole Quiz 2
- Clindamycin Explained Clearly
- Clindamycin Quiz
- 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.
MARY BAPANA, MD
CRYSTAL FERGUSON, NP
This was a great course very easy to follow and understand.
SHAHIN KAZEMZADEH (Medical Student)
LORI GOLDEN, PA-C
JAMES TIPPETT, MD
MAX YANKES, MD
PATRICK SCHOUWENBERG, MD
very good and to the point.
ABDULRAHMAN ALOUFI , MD
NADIA SANTANA, NP
lots of good information
LYNN CUBELA (NP Student)
great as always!
ALEX VEGA (Medical Student)
SPENCER SALAZAR (Medical Student)
KELLY WHITE (NP Student)
STEPHEN GOELLER, NP
TESSA MCCLANAHAN (NP Student)
JENNY SJALE, Pharmacist
LINH VU, MD
Very good quick review of these antibiotics and what to watch out for. Thank you.
ZACH GARDANIER, RN
LAETITIA AHOUA (Nursing Student)
ALEX BROWN (Medical Student)
TIMOTHY ROBERTS, MD
GENIEVE MARTINEZ, MD
JUDITH COOK (NP Student)
Very easy to follow.
SEAN DAVIES, NP
LEWIS LITWACK, MD
RACHEL LAI, MD
ERICA HOBSON, NP
SANDRA RAMIREZ, PA-C
MATTHEW DILWORTH, RN
TE DU, MD
USAMA ABOELKHEIR , MD
KYLE ROUNTREE, NP
MAKAREM ABU LIMON, MD
ILIYA UDLER, MD
LESLIE TAYLOR, PA-C
TINA HARRIS, NP
Easy to follow.
ZSUZSANNA GERENCSER, MD
MICHAEL SKROUPA, PA-C
DEANNA WHITEHORN (NP Student)
LISA D, NP
excellent -- easy to understand
KIMBERLY ZAFRA (NP Student)
A few antibiotic agents are missing such as flagyl, and others.
DEBBIE BONGAR, MD
Good brief review
Perfect brush up course for a clinical pharmacist.
ALEXANDER ALBA, PA-C
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
REFAT PARVEEN, MD
TINA THORNE, NP
VERONICA MCDONOUGH, NP
HUMBERTO RIOS, MD
Excellent explanation, concise and easy to remember course.
ROBERT MULRY, NP
MICHAEL ORRICK (Medical Student)
Very well done video; clearly and thoroughly covered key points in all major classes of antibiotics.
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!
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~
Highly recommend! Great information, and presented both logically and effectively.
Good, to the point and very useful for creating a solid ground for futher reading about antibiotics.
NAM HA, MD
LAURA LONGWELL, MD
Excellent, well presented concise info with high-yield concepts. great for board prep and solidifying knowledge.
RONALD TORRES (Nursing Student)
CECILIA EUREDJIAN, PA/NP
i love these series of courses. they are taught very clearly.
RICHARD BENIAN, Dentist
Will I ever become knowledgeable as you are?
KATRINA SMITH, RN
VALERIE CHANG, PA-C
Another wonderful course, thank you.
HUGO CATTONI, MD
GAYLE GWOZDZ, NP
Great info! A comparison chart of diff. ABX would have been helpful. Numerous spelling and grammar errors.
MUNIBA KHAN, MD
AMY FOUGHT, 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.
OMAR ASHOUR, MD
DR KARNAM, MD
This is what students really wanted. Well described and covered.
BILL POULOS, Pharmacist
KALANITI TP, MD
Good clarity and easy to understand the concepts. Great.
MICHAEL HULSEY, NP
JOYCE FUSS, NP
Great course very informative.
CHANGHUA DAI, NP
TERRY BRALEY, RN
GERRY PRIETO (Medical Student)
Brilliant + I would add chloramfenicol and sulfonamides.
DONNA CROSS, RN
Excellent course! Sections are clear with reasonable timed videos. Additional materials are very helpful.
ANDREW ADAMS, MD
it was good but did not talk about classification.
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.
DR. KIRAN SANDHU
VENUS ALBARRACIN, RN
Excellent. Clear, direct, to the point
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.
REGINA KING, NP
Excellent course. I learned more in this course about antibiotics than I have in any other training course I've taken.
DR. ALEXANDRINA HARANGUS
It was very useful and clear for me
Just the facts in easy to follow format. Gives you important information on each antibiotic class with the associated clinical presentations.
Superb consolidation of information.
DR KIRAN MUTHE
Very nice.Concepts clearly explained.
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.
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.
It is well established and very easy to understand and memorize. Thanks
SARA CARNES COSTELLO, NP
Best lecture on antibiotics to date. Thanks for offering these learning opportunities.
MANUEL SUAREZ, MD
Helpful at all levels for medical students to residents and practicing md's
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.
- Quadruple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.
- Over 20 years teaching experience including: as 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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