CACMLE Microbiology/Virology Courses

195-Online: Detecting and Reporting Resistance Mechanisms in Gram Positive and Gram Negative Bacteria


Contact Hours (Points): 3

Developed from two teleconferences, this self-study is divided in 2 parts and brings together a methodical and practical approach to detecting and reporting resistance mechanisms in gram positive and gram negative bacteria. It also discusses special requirements and result reporting for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) – see the “Table of Contents” below. It serves as an excellent resource to educate students or working professionals who are interested in acquiring knowledge in this particular area of microbiology.

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Detecting and Reporting Resistance Mechanisms in Gram Positive and Gram Negative Bacteria

Self-Study 195 – Intermediate Level

Contact Hours (Points): 3

Written by Janet Hindler, MCLS, MT(ASCP) and Paul C. Schreckenberger, PhD, D(ABMM).

Published 2011. Reviewed 2014.

This course is divided into the following 2 sections:

I: A Look at Some of the new CLSI Recommendations for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) and Reporting.

II: Detecting Resistance in Gram-Negative Bacteria: A Continuing Challenge.

Presented in an easy-to-use PowerPoint slide format with corresponding audio, it’s just like being at a live presentation!

Online 195: Course Taken Online: $40.00 BUY NOW

IMPORTANT: This online course is NOT downloadable; and is accessible using the following:

Desktop or Laptop Computer – Download the Adobe Flash program.

Apple iPad – Purchase for download Photon Flash Player for iPad Flash App or iSwifter Flash App. Launch either of these Apps to access the course online site in order to logon to and view your course. Remember to adjust your audio.

~~~ Sorry, you cannot view this course on a Nook or Kindle. ~~~


  • some of the new recommendations for Antimicrobial susceptibility testing and reporting
  • AST result reporting for cephalosporins against Enterobacteriaceae
  • strategies for testing and reporting beta-lactam agents against staphylococci
  • resistance mechanism recognition with the 10 disc method
  • modifications of AST results based on resistance mechanisms observed
  • interpretive comments added to AST reports to aid in physician understanding
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