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Infection Control in Long Term Care: Multidrug-resistant Organisms

Controlling and preventing the spread of infection has always been a goal in any healthcare setting. But in recent decades challenges presented by dangerous bloodborne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis B and C, and a rise in the number of multidrug-resistant organisms, has made reducing the number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) more important than ever for healthcare professionals working in all healthcare settings.

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Controlling and preventing the spread of infection has always been a goal in any healthcare setting. But in recent decades challenges presented by dangerous bloodborne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis B and C, and a rise in the number of multidrug-resistant organisms, has made reducing the number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) more important than ever for healthcare professionals working in all healthcare settings.

This five-part series is designed to assist nurses and others working in long term care in preventing the spread of infections by providing important background information and practical strategies for keeping residents - and coworkers safe from infectious pathogens.

Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) are primarily the result of unnecessary and excessive antibiotic use, and are associated with increased patient and resident morbidity and mortality, increased length of 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 part Infection Control in Long Term Care series, is designed to provide healthcare professionals working in long term care with essential information about the causes of MDROs, the main types of MDROs, and their characteristics.

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
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 17 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2014