Hospital-Acquired Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance - Regional Course for Latin America
• Current threats of the main antimicrobial resistances:
local and global epidemiological aspects
• Resistance mechanisms
• Diagnostic approaches in the laboratory:
detection methods and interpretation of results
• Rational use of antimicrobial agents
• Prevention and surveillance measures
• Isolation and hygiene measures
• Outbreak control
• Clinical management and new treatments
This course will have a high impact in professional practice, therefore contents shall be treated through discussion and resolution of clinical cases, in groups and individually.
It shall include study materials and activities which were specifically designed for this course, including:
• Audiovisual aids
• Group discussion forums
• Interactive simulators of clinical cases
There will be a cross-sectional approach of course topics in the study of the following microorganisms: Clostridium difficile, infections caused by extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Gram-negative bacilli (ESBL-GNB), Acinetobacter, carbapenemase producing Enterobaceria (KPC), vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Provide comprehensive training on hospital-acquired infections which will offer healthcare professionals the necessary tools for its clinical management, prevention and control.
• Describe the epidemiology and pathogenic and resistance mechanisms of microorganisms which are a problem in
• Describe diagnostic tools, taking and managing of samples
• Design optimal antimicrobial treatments, taking care of the ecology as well
• Elaborate hospital-acquired infection prevention strategies