Ow Antibotic Resistance occurs and Prevention of Resistance
Learning Objectives & Outcomes:
In this exercise, you will explore how antibiotic resistance occurs and what can be done to prevent these occurrences.
Antibotic resistance is a very serious problem facing madical professionals today. There has been a large increase in the number of cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE), antibiotic resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae (ARG), extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-Tb), and other resistant organisms over the past several years. How do these resistances occur? What can be done to prevent them? If left unchecked, will we eventually create a Superbugthat is resistant to all antibiotics?
Your task this week is to summarize how antibiotic resistance occurs and what factors contribute to the creation of resistant organismas. After a brief overview of this process, focus on a representative resistant microorganism of your choice and investigate how it was created and the prognosis and treatment of acquiring the disease it causes. Your summary should include at least 2 primary lierature sources. Consider the questions above and offer your opinion on if we are creating superbugs and if anything can be done to prevent this problem.
1-2 page paper addressing the questions above, summarizing how antibiotic resistance occurs, contributing factors, and the prognosis and treatment for a specific microorganism. Be sure you cite your sources in proper APA format. The assignment should be submitted using Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx), Times New Roman 12-point font size and double spaced.