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