The development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been a global concern for several years. The emergence of bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics, also called multidrug-resistant organisms or MDROs, are of particular concern in healthcare today. This course provides a review of MDROs, including the most common pathogens, risk factors for transmission and methods to prevent and control the spread of MDROs.
- Define multidrug-resistant organisms and explain the mechanisms by which they become antibiotic resistant.
- List the most common MDROs and describe key characteristics for each organism.
- Identify risk factors for transmission of MDROs.
- Describe the evidence-based practices recommended to prevent and control the spread of MDROs.
- Length of the course is approximately 78 minutes
- Available for CNE (1.3 contact hours) credit through ANCC
- Part of our Pediatric Acute Care Library
- Recently reviewed and released in 2018
- Also have a non-clinical version of this course
NOTE: This course is only available to staff at PLS Participating Hospitals through their Learning Management Systems. If you are interested, please check with your organization’s learning staff or contact Patty Kohn to learn more.