Infection Control in Healthcare: Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
Overview:Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) are primarily the result of unnecessary and excessive antibiotic use and are associated with increased patient morbidity and mortality, increased length of hospital stays and rising costs of care. Therefore, it is prudent that the spread of these microorganisms be prevented. This course, the last in the five partInfection Control in Healthcareseries, is designed to provide healthcare professionals with essential information about the causes of MDROs, the main types of MDROs and their characteristics.
Objectives:After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the main reasons for the upsurge in multidrug-resistant organisms
- Identify and understand the key characteristics of different MDROs
- Implement strategies to prevent the spread of MDROs