NCLEX pharmacology video review: antibiotics

This video pharmacology review for nurses deals with antibiotics: penicilins, cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, vancomycin and others. Part 2 covers: macrolides, , chloramphenicol, quinolones, and sulfonamides. There is a related animation that explains¬† linezolid mechanism. More on nursing pharmacology Further reading Gilbert, D; Moellering R (editors) “Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy”, 39th edition. Antimicrobial therapy: 2009 Hauser, […]

Beta lactams antibiotics (penicillins and cephalosporins) mechanism of action: videos and animations

Mechanism of action of the beta lactam antibiotics (penicillins and cephalosporins) The beta-lactam antibiotics can kill susceptible bacteria. Although knowledge of the mechanism of this action is incomplete, numerous researchers have supplied information that allows understanding of the basic phenomenon (seeGhuysen, 1991; Bayles, 2000). The cell walls of bacteria are essential for their normal growth […]