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Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs) – A Growing Threat in Long-Term Care and Beyond

Start Date:8/24/2021

Start Time:1:00 PM EDT

Duration:60 minutes

MDROs are microorganisms that are resistant to one or more classes of antimicrobial agents. These dangerous organisms present a global threat to vulnerable patients such as those treated for ailments in long-term care and other healthcare facilities. Options for treating patients afflicted by MDROs are often limited, while the prevalence of those who come into contact with them is increasing. Patients affected by MDROs may experience extended facility stays as well as increased mortality rates. These impacts contribute to increased costs for both the patients and providers. Precautions such as proper cleaning and disinfecting, hand hygiene, and surveillance are some of the measures needed to help reduce the spread of MDROs.

Join us for an in-depth discussion on these topics and learn options for managing the threats that these organisms present.

Learning objectives:
• Understanding the impact of MDROS from a global perspective
• Insight about an antimicrobial stewardship approach to decrease the spread of infections caused by superbugs
• Update on managing organisms through infection prevention measures
• The importance and rationale of cleaning and disinfecting properly

By attending this program in its entirety, you can earn 1 CE credit!

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Sharon Ward-Fore, MS, MT(ASCP), CIC, FAPIC

Infection Prevention Advisor


Sharon Ward-Fore, MS, MT(ASCP), CIC, FAPIC, serves as Metrex’s Infection Prevention Advisor. The Metrex commercial team relies on her clinical expertise for infection prevention guidance and support when developing new surface disinfectant solutions. Sharon has worked in healthcare since 1985, in both acute care and industrial research and development settings where she was involved in microbiology research and development for surgical implantable devices, contact lenses and lens care solutions, pharmaceutics, sterilization and disinfection development and cycle validation. She began her career as an Infection Preventionist at a Chicago Veterans Administration hospital, then moved on to an acute care hospital in a major academic medical center. Her areas of expertise include special pathogens training, personal protective equipment selection and training, emergency preparedness, surgical services, disinfectants and cleaners, with a special place in her heart for environmental services. Sharon is also an independent infection prevention consultant, a member of the editorial advisory board of Infection Control Today, and a Clinical Editor for The APIC Text. Sharon has a B.S. in Biology and Medical Technology, and a M.S. in Clinical Microbiology. She is Board Certified in Infection Control and is an APIC Fellow.
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