Preventing the Spread of Novel or Targeted Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDROs) in Nursing Homes through Enhanced Barrier Precautions

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Date: Thursday, October 24,  2019

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm (Eastern Time)

Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education (CE)
To receive continuing education (CE) for WC2922-102419 – (Webcast) Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars—Preventing the Spread of Novel or Targeted Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDROs) in Nursing Homes through Enhanced Barrier Precautions, Thursday, October 24, 2019, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps by November 25, 2019.

To receive continuing education (CE) for WD2922-102419 – Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars—Preventing the Spread of Novel or Targeted Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDROs) in Nursing Homes through Enhanced Barrier Precautions, Thursday, October 24, 2019, (Web on Demand), please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps by November 26, 2021.

Overview

In the United States, nursing homes provide complex medical care to residents at high risk of acquiring multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). Through outbreak responses to novel or targeted MDROs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health partners have found that gaps in infection prevention practices, such as inadequate use of gowns and gloves, contribute to the spread of MDROs. In nursing homes, it can be challenging to implement the contact isolation precautions used in hospitals when caring for patients with MDROs. CDC recently introduced a new approach called Enhanced Barrier Precautions to help address these challenges. Enhanced Barrier Precautions are recommended for preventing the transmission of novel or targeted MDROs in nursing homes involved in a public health containment response. Enhanced Barrier Precautions fall between Standard and Contact Precautions, and require gown and glove use for certain residents during specific high-contact resident care activities that have been found to increase the risk for MDRO transmission.

During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about Enhanced Barrier Precautions, with a detailed discussion of the residents and high-contact resident care activities for which they apply.

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

  1. Cite background information on the topic covered during the presentation.
  2. Discuss CDC’s role in the topic covered during the presentation.
  3. Describe the topic’s implications for clinicians.
  4. Discuss concerns and/or issues related to preparedness for and/or response to urgent public health threats.
  5. Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in cooperation with patients, communities, at-risk populations, and other members of an interprofessional team of health care providers.

 

Activity Specific Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

  1. Describe the burden of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs).
  2. Describe challenges to preventing MDRO transmission in nursing homes.
  3. Define Standard Precautions, Enhanced Barrier Precautions, and Contact Precautions.
  4. Identify which residents and activities meet criteria for Enhanced Barrier Precautions.
  5. Discuss best practices for implementing Enhanced Barrier Precautions.

None at this time.

Nimalie Stone, MD, MS
Team Lead, Long-Term Care Team
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kara Jacobs Slifka, MD, MPH
LCDR United States Public Health Service
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Webinar/Audio conference call on Thursday, October 24, 2019: 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET
Web-on-demand training will be available a few days after the live call.:

A few minutes before the webinar begins, please click on the below link to join:
https://zoom.us/j/535497188external icon

Or join by iPhone one-tap:
US: +16468769923,,535497188# or
+16699006833,,535497188#

Or join by Telephone:

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 535 497 188

 

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/anixAVglVexternal icon

None at this time

WC2922 0387-0000-19-177-L04-P (must be completed by November 25, 2019)
WD2922 0387-0000-19-177-H04-P (must be completed by November 26, 2021)

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinarians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Health Educators
  • Other Clinicians
  • Contact Information:coca@cdc.gov
  • Support/Funding:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communication Branch
  • Method of Participation:You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
  • Fees: Continuing Education (CE) is free.

Accreditation Statements

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.0 contact hour.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to total 1 Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

Image of acpe logo.CPE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive) 0.1 CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-19-177-L04-P  and enduring 0387-0000-19-177-H04-P  course category.

This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.

Once credit is claimed, an unofficial statement of credit is immediately available on TCEOnline. Official credit will be uploaded within 60 days on the NABP/CPE Monitor.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1 CPH recertification credit for this program.

AAVSB/RACE: This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1.0 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, CDC, our planners, our presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Page last reviewed: April 1, 2019