Preventing the Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms: The Iceberg Under the Surface
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This webinar will review the burden of multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) in healthcare settings, much of which is unrecognized, including long-term acute care hospitals. Recent outbreaks will be described, as well as the public health significance of antibiotic-resistant organisms. This presentation will describe potential influences of the COVID-19 pandemic on transmission of bacterial and fungal pathogens and important infection prevention interventions to reduce the spread of MDROs.
- Understand what multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) are and why they are of significance
- Describe recent outbreaks and transmission of MDROs
- Describe the potential influences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the transmission of resistant bacterial and fungal pathogens
- Describe important infection prevention interventions for preventing the spread of MDROs
Dr. Jacobs is an infectious diseases physician and medical epidemiologist in the Prevention and Response Branch within CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. In her role at CDC, she leads the long-term care team focused on improving infection prevention and containing and preventing the spread of infectious pathogens in the post-acute and long-term care settings through collaboration with health departments and partners, guidance and educational material development, and outbreak response.
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