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Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: MDROs: Why You Should Be Concerned
What Are MDROs?
Why Should all Healthcare Staff Be Vigilant?
How Resistance Occurs
Patterns and Risks of Transmission
Locations of Concern
Section 3: The Emerging Threat
CDC Threat Levels
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
Section 4: Strategies to Manage MDROs
U.S. Goals and Objectives
Section 5: Conclusion
Susan Heinzerling began her nursing career as a Med/Surg nurse. Renal patients in acute care, with multiple chronic conditions and repeated hospitalizations inspired her practice of hospice nursing where she began as Hospice Admissions Nurse and later became a Hospice RN Case Manager. Susan has practiced hospice nursing in both a large, urban area and in a rural setting. Susan earned a B.S. in Biology and B.S. in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's degree in Physiology from North Carolina State University. She became a Ph.D. Candidate in Immunology at the University of South Alabama. Her research experiences in the biomedical sciences led to an interest in evidence-based practices. Disclosure: Susan Heinzerling, RN, CHPN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.