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Grand Rounds: Antibiotics and Resistance: A Clinical Guide


By John R. Bower, MD , Pediatric gastroenterologist, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Infectious Disease

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Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe the types of antibiotic resistance that are now common in the community. 2. Identify the trends of antibiotic use in the U.S. and worldwide. 3. Explain approaches to optimize antibiotic use in the healthcare setting and home.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Enhanced awareness of antibiotic use/overuse will result in improved clinical outcomes.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.