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Carbapenemase producing klebsiella pneumoniae - An overview

CPD Hours



Infectious diseases
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Klebsiella pneumoniae is responsible for a number of community and hospital-acquired infections. It can produce carbapenemase, an enzyme responsible for multidrug resistance and carbapenemase-positive bacterial infections have been documented throughout the world.

The rapid spread of antimicrobial resistance has challenged all areas of health service delivery. Greater adherence to microbial surveillance and infection control measures are required to prevent further harm and nurses are at the forefront of preventative measures.

This module provides a brief overview of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. It is aimed at all those involved in nursing care and any nurse or midwife involved in microbial surveillance or infection control.  It will be of interest to anyone involved in healthcare.

Learning Objective

At the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Understand what Klebsiella pneumoniae is and how it is transmitted
  • Know how Klebsiella pneumoniae is diagnosed and treated
  • Understand the prevention strategies

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