Microbiome Series

Biofilm: The Unexpected Weapon of Bacteria


Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75
Supported by independent educational grants from Microbiome Labs, Burt's Bees, and Nutranext.

About this course

Skill level: all levels
Estimated time to complete activity: 45 min
Release date: October 15, 2018
Expiration date: October 14, 2019


American Nurses Credentialing Center(ANCC), American Medical Association(AMA)


This activity is part of a 13-course series designed to equip licensed practitioners from medical, nursing, and related disciplines with a multidisciplinary approach to managing patients through microbiome education.

12. Biofilm: The Unexpected Weapon of Bacteria

Biofilms are unique structures formed by bacteria that have reached a critical mass and provide bacteria with unique protections. The body is composed of many different areas that have biofilms, including the mouth, skin, and gut. This activity with review biofilms and what gut and skin bacteria form them. Triggers for the formation of biofilms will be discussed along with strategies to reduce their development.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will able to:

  • Restate what biofilms are and how they form
  • Assess how biofilms affect antibiotic resistance and strategies to treat biofilms

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship
Robert Crawford, PhD None


Contact Information

This activity is jointly provided by SynAptiv and Dermeda

Questions about CE accreditation or CE certificates related to this course, please contact us via email at yourcesource@synaptiv.org.

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Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75