Like Playing a Game of Whack-a-Mole: Emergence of Carbapenem-Resistant Gram Negatives During COVID-19

About this course

This course qualifies for 1 CE / 1 IPU and corresponds to the following Infection Prevention Unit (IPU) domain(s):

  • Identification of Infectious Disease Processes
  • Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation
  • Preventing/Controlling the Transmission of Infectious Agents
  • Environment of Care
  • Cleaning, Sterilization, Disinfection, Asepsis

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define family Enterobacterales and their role in carbapenem resistance.
  • Identify Acinetobacter baumannii as Carbapenem-resistant organism  (CRO) of concern.
  • Describe CRO epidemiology, risk factors, & outbreaks across various healthcare settings.
  • Detail infection prevention and public health responses to  CRO management.
  • Outline the impact COVID-19 has on antimicrobial resistance (AMR)  detection/transmission and CRO outbreaks.
  • Detail patient decolonization & surface disinfection as interventions for a back-to-basics approach to CRO management.

NOTE: You must complete the entire course before proceeding to the evaluation.

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