Bacterial resistance to available antibiotics is of great concern and is an increasing challenge for physicians caring for hospitalized patients with serious infections.
Infections caused by resistant gram-negative bacteria are becoming increasingly prevalent and now constitute a serious threat to public health worldwide because they are difficult to treat and are associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Further, treating infections of either pan-resistant or nearly pan-resistant Gram-negative microorganisms is an increasingly common challenge in many hospitals.
With increasingly limited treatment options and resistance on the rise, it is more important than ever to optimize the use of antibiotics in order to help improve patient outcomes, but also to understand the value of and preserve the life-saving potential of these agents.
This continuing education activity will address concepts that clinicians need to consider in order to optimize antibiotic treatment and improve outcomes in patients experiencing infections from multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens.