Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms - PT06

Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms

Implications for Physical Therapy

by Rebecca Austere-Blanton, RPT, DPT and Allison Lieberman, PT, MSPT, GCS
(4.4 / 597 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


While physical therapists may associate multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) with older, immunocompromised patients, MDRO outbreaks have hit the general population, even affecting unlikely groups, such as school-age children and professional athletes. This course discusses the various types of MDROs that affect healthcare in our society. It defines the settings and disease processes of MDROs, and offers information on prevention that should be incorporated into the daily routine of physical therapists and all healthcare providers.


The goal of this multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) program is to educate physical therapists about MDROs and discuss interventions to decrease the transmission of MDROs in physical therapy practice. After completion of this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe the types, transmission and disease process of pervasive MDROs
  • Explain the pathogenesis of prominent MDROs
  • Discuss the preventive measures that healthcare providers should use to prevent the transmission of MDROs

Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by New York State Education Department of CE for PTs and PTAs from 10/21/2009 to 10/20/2018.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 1/1/2010 to 1/31/2013; 1601004 for 2/1/2013 to 1/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 2/1/2016 to 1/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in TX. The assignment of TX PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
As of 4/5/10, OnCourse Learning is recognized by The PT Board of CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning was approved as a provider of continuing education by The NC PT Association (provider no. 09-0215-001PR) from 3/8/2009 through 3/8/2010.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed PT CE sponsor (#216.000275) with The IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through 9/30/2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the CE requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 08S1036, expiration date 11/10/09; approval no. 10S0272 for 1/5/10 to 1/5/11; 11S0703 for 1/6/11 to 1/6/12; 12S0169 for 1/7/12 to 1/7/13; 13S0236 for 1/8/13 to 01/08/14; 14S0343 for 1/9/14 to 1/9/15; 15S0592 for 1/10/15 to 1/10/16; 16S1310 for 1/11/16 to 1/11/17; 17S0131 for 1/12/17 to 1/12/18; 18S0766 for 1/13/18 to 1/13/19).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE80012696, exp. date 12/31/08; approval no. CE90012697, exp. date 12/31/09; approval no. CE100015094, exp. date 12/31/10; CE110017107 for 1/1/11 to 12/31/11; CE120017114 for 1/1/12 to 12/31/12; CE130019613 for 1/1/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021434 for 1/1/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023680 for 1/1/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27109 for 1/1/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-518205 for 1/1/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-518205 for 1/1/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply The FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The TX Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 44258A; exp. date 11/09/09).
The TN Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 CE Requirement (approval no. 3729 for 4/18/11 to 4/17/12; 4241 for 4/18/12 to 4/17/13, 4982 for 4/18/13 to 4/17/14, 5471 for 4/18/14 to 04/17/15; 6033 for 4/18/15 to 4/17/16; 2016-158 for 4/18/16 to 4/17/17).
The PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE003858 for 1/1/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007092 for 1/1/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010227 for 1/1/17 to 12/31/18).
The NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 435-2008, exp. date 1/31/10; approval no. 239-2010 for 2/1/10 to 1/31/12; 112-2012 from 2/1/12 to 1/31/14; 244-2014 for 2/1/14 to 1/31/16; 2016-260 for 2/1/16 to 1/31/18).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 4/5/11 to 4/5/15.
The NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of CE for 7/26/11 to 7/31/13; 7/31/13 to 7/31/15; 7/31/15 to 7/31/17; 11/29/17 to 7/31/19.
The IL Chapter CE Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of CE offerings established by The IL PT Association (approval no. 437-2595, exp. date 11/1/09; approval no. 437.3173 for 2/1/10 to 2/1/11; 437-3793 for 4/1/11 to 4/1/12; 437-4070 for 4/1/12 to 4/1/13; 437-4779 for 04/01/13 to 4/1/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the IL PT Act (section 1340.61) published by the IL Department of Professional Regulation, a PT or PTA applying for re-licensure in IL can earn a maximum of 50% of their required CE hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 11/10/2008
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/2/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2019


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Susan L - Burlington, WI  ·  Jun 27, 2018
Great information, clear and concise.
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Sara S - Lutz, FL  ·  May 13, 2018
Great application to PT
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Katie S - Shillington, PA  ·  Apr 10, 2018
Good information about the spread of MRSA and VRE
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Maria Khristine V - Haverstraw, NY  ·  Feb 27, 2018
good course, very Iinformative
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Price: $19.00
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