Multi-drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs)


The purpose of this course is to describe multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs), prevention measures, and methods to control the spread of MDROs throughout healthcare and in our communities. This course will provide a comprehensive look at new and ever-changing MDROs, including leading practices and clinical interventions. This course is relevant across all settings not just hospital or clinical facilities. Information provided applies to inpatient/residential and outpatient settings including providers working in the community such as with home-based services. The target audience of this course includes all healthcare and clinical staff. The content provided in this course will provide each learner with insight into MDROs, strategic goals and targets to combat the spread of MDROs, various MDRO threats, as well as public health and clinical practices and approaches. The only way to manage this threat is by all healthcare workers and individuals working together.


Hours: 1.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Texas Health and Human Services Commission


Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health (LHH) Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH) Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-MDRO
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2019
Learning Objectives:
Describe the current problem with MDROs.
Identify disease trends associated with MDROs.
Identify the most common MDROs.
Identify how to decrease the transmission of MDROs.
Describe the national approach to combat MDROs.
Describe the psychosocial effects of treatment

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Setting the Stage A. Antibiotics for Everyone! B. What is an MDRO? C. Current problem D. Locations of concern E. Risks F. Review G. Summary Section 3: Characterizing the Threat A. Bugs of All Sorts B. Urgent Threat Level Pathogens C. Serious Threat Level Pathogens D. Concern Threat Level Pathogens E. Review F. Summary Section 4: MDROs Under the Microscope A. Taking a Closer Look B. Clostridium difficile (C. diff) C. Extended Spectrum β-Lactamase (ESBL) Producing Enterobacteriaceae D. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) E. Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter F. Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) G. Review H. Summary Section 5: Through the Lens of Public Health Policy A. A Top-Down Push B. A National Strategic Approach C. Targets D. Goals & Objectives E. Review F. Summary Section 6: Leading Clinical Practices A. All Hands on Deck B. Prevention & Control C. Diagnosis & Treatment D. Psychosocial Concerns E. Review F. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations

Instructor: Anthony Barone, M.P.H., PMP, CEM, CBCP, CHS-V, CHMM, FF/EMT
Mr. Anthony A. Barone is a driver of health, safety and security solutions in emergency management, business continuity management, public safety, public health, pre-hospital, hospital, and healthcare preparedness through uncompromising consultation, advisement, collaboration and service. He is committed to leading efforts that contribute to a healthier, safer and more secure world. Mr. Barone brings over fifteen years of planning, mitigation, prevention, protection, preparedness, response and recovery experience at the tactical, operational, strategic and policy levels of private sector, academia and all levels of government (i.e. local, state and Federal). He holds a Masters of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Toxicology and Risk Assessment, and a Graduate Certificate in Disaster Management, from the College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; and a Bachelor’s of Art in Zoology from Miami University, Oxford, OH. As a certified Firefighter II, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Emergency Manager, Homeland Security Level-V, Hazardous Materials Manager, and Project Manager, Mr. Barone strives to keep current with tactical-to-policy level industry leading practices. Currently, Mr. Barone serves as a Senior Management Analyst - Emergency Management at GAP Solutions, Inc.; a CBRN Safety Officer with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, National Disaster Medical System, Disaster Medical Assistance Team, Maryland-1; an operational volunteer Firefighter II and EMT with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department; the Secretary and Community Representative of the Alexandria Citizen Corps Council; a member of the Alexandria/Arlington Leadership Council of the American Red Cross, National Capital Region; and a Public Health and Medical Consultant, Advisor and Volunteer with the Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps. Disclosure: Anthony Barone, M.P.H., PMP, CEM, CBCP, CHS-V, CHMM, FF/EMT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Administrators; entry and intermediate level Nurses; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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