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Flashcards in Antimicrobial Resistance Deck (5)
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1

Minimum inhibitory concentration

Concentration of antibiotic where growth of the bacteria is halted
Performed under standard conditions

2

Breakpoint definition

The MIC value at which an organism is interpreted to be resistant or susceptible (or intermediately susceptible) to an antibiotics

3

5 urgent resistant organisms

C diff
Carbapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae
Drug resistant N gonorrhea
Carbapenem resistant Actinobacter
Candida aureus

4

How do beta lactamases work?

Cleave the beta lactam ring, which causes the abx to be ineffective

5

SPACE organisms

Serratia
Proteus
Actinobacter
Citrobacter
Enterobacter

All have AmpC