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Antibiotic resistance- Archived [?]

A practical guide to highlight the factors involved in the emergence of antibiotic resistance, the need for samples and when to stop using them

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module you should be aware of:

  • The factors involved in the emergence of antibiotic resistance
  • The ‘Start Smart then Focus’ campaign
  • Minimising bacterial colonisation as much as possible as a way of preventing infection
  • The need for doctors to take samples, look at the results from those samples and, if necessary, stop or change an antibiotic
  • The importance of patients understanding when antibiotics should be and when they should not be used.


 Laura Piddock, Andrea Benjamin

Peer reviewed by:

Nick Brown

Last updated

18 Apr 2016

Release date

08 Nov 2013


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
ASCOFAME 0:10 hours BMJ Learning has assigned 10 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module. BMJ Learning modules are being certified for ASCOFAME VIRTUAL (Colombia).
Austrian Academy of Physicians 0:10 hours BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFT Punkte. DFT Punkte are accepted in Austria
BMJ Learning 0:10 hours BMJ Learning has assigned 10 minutes of credit to this module
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 0:10 hours Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim 10 minutes credit of learning completed
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 0:10 hours The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar 0:10 hours The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar represented by the Accreditation Department of the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners recognizes the continuous medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) modules provided through BMJ Learning as Category II self-directed learning activities in the State of Qatar. Healthcare professionals in Qatar can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning. Completion of one learning module is considered to be the equivalent of 10 minutes of CPD learning (Organization Code OP-02).
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 0:10 hours RNZCGP endorses the British Medical Journal online CME programmes