With instances of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) increasing nationally at both skilled nursing and assisted living organizations, infection control has truly come to the forefront as a team sport. With MDROs increasingly colonizing with other bacterial strings, organizations are seeing rising instances of untreatable urinary tract infections (UTIs), respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, and other illnesses which have impacted both five-star quality ratings and quality of life for residents (many instances have required resident quarantine or other interventions).
In part two of this special webinar series featuring the CDC, Dr. Nimalie Stone dissects the modern MDRO. She will identify individual MDRO risk factors for colonization, illustrate common areas where MDROs spread, and outline practical methods for limiting the spread of these bacteria colonies before they spread and impact resident life.
- Understanding how MDROs spread in nursing homes
- Identify risk factors for MDRO colonization among residents
- Discuss strategies to prevent the spread of MDROs
About the Speaker
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Stone is the Medical Epidemiologist for Long-term Care in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is a Board-certified infectious disease physician who has a research and clinical background in managing infections and antibiotic resistant pathogens in post-acute and long-term care settings. She completed her internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University followed by an infectious disease fellowship at Emory University. Prior to joining CDC, she spent several years providing clinical care and advising infection prevention and control programs for a long-term acute care hospital and affiliated nursing home within the Emory Healthcare system. She continues to hold a faculty appointment within in the Emory University Division of Infectious Diseases.
*This program is pending approval by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards. For additional information, contact NAB at 1444 I St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-2210, (202)712-9040, or http://www.nabweb.org*