EDU & SSD Microbiology

MB04 - An Introduction to Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Contributes 1 hour to your CPD

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Course Details:

This course outlines the role Pseudomonas aeruginosa in healthcare facilities and the impact on public health.


You will be provided with a short presentation, followed by an assessment. 

If you achieve 80% or more, you will pass the course, and will receive a printable certificate to place in your training records.

If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and retake the assessment when you feel confident. 

Aims:

To provide broad overview of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is high on the agenda for infection control professionals.

Objectives:

Learners will be able to;

  • Understand where Pseudomonas aeruginosa comes from.
  • Understand the types of infections that Pseudomonas is responsible for.
  • Understand what an opportunistic pathogen is
  • Understand the role of antibiotic resistance and the concerns this has for infection control
  • Understand the control measures used to prevent infections within healthcare facilities
  • Understand what guidance and standards are available to help ensure risk to patients is minimised.


Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands;

  • Where Pseudomonas aeruginosa comes from.
  • The types of infections that Pseudomonas is responsible for.
  • What an opportunistic pathogen is.
  • The role of antibiotic resistance and the concerns this has for infection control
  • The control measures used to prevent infections within healthcare facilities.
  • The guidance and standards that are available to help ensure risk to patients is minimised.