Combating the Multidrug-Resistant Organism Together: C. Auris and CPO Colonization Screening 101Date: 11.15.21

Everything you need to know about colonization screening through the CDC’s AR Lab Network Speakers:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Soda, MD, Medical Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Joeseph Sexton, PhD, Microbiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Liore Klein, MSPH, Lab-Epidemiology Coordinator, AR Lab Network Program, Maryland Department of Health

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  • Describe how MDROs transmit through healthcare facilities.
  • Describe the role their healthcare facility type plays in limiting further transmission throughout a region.
  • Compare the different types of MDRO surveillance and which types apply at their healthcare facility.
  • Identify infection prevention and control practices they should implement at their healthcare facilities to prevent MDRO transmission.
  • Recognize current practices for communicating a patient/resident MDRO status, both inside and outside their facility and identify key strategies for improving inter-professional care through clear multidisciplinary communication.

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