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 / 638 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
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 11/16/2018 to 6/11/2019.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the CE requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S0489 for 1/14/19 to 1/14/20).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-518205 for 1/1/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply The FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no.  1801-305 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
This course has been approved by:
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 11/29/17 to 7/31/19.
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. Relias LLC 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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Douglas D - Garden Ridge, TX  ·  May 20, 2019
A short but well written course.
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John M - Fort Worth, TX  ·  May 15, 2019
That was a good course.
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Miguel V - Katy, TX  ·  Mar 05, 2019
Comprehensive, easy to comprehend, specific and accurate
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Theresa O - Nottingham, MD  ·  Feb 25, 2019
Very informative with treatments and causes of MRSA, VRE.
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Joseph P - elgin, TX  ·  Jan 02, 2019
Very informative course and refresher
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50