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Jul 6

Multi-resistant organisms: the gift that keeps on giving

Date & Time
6 July 2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Multi- resistant organisms: the gift that keeps on giving

Date: Monday 6th July 2020
Time: 19.00 hrs AEST

18:30 hrs SA   |   19.00 hrs QLD   |   18.30 hrs NT   |   17.00 am WA

Event description

Multi-resistant organisms (MROs) are generally bacteria that are resistant to one or more classes of antimicrobial agents and usually resistant to all but one or two commercially available antimicrobial agents1. The emergence of MROs and other organisms that are difficult to treat has presented a challenge to health service organisations (HSOs) in terms of preventing transmission and managing colonised or infected patients.

A recent Australian point prevalence study reported that ten per cent of Australian patients in acute settings are either colonised or infected with an MRO. Extrapolated to the surgical setting this research suggests that Australian perioperative clinicians are frequently providing care to patients positive for an MRO.

MROs are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, length of stay and health care costs. Perioperative staff work to prevent all health care–associated infections (HAIs), but must remain vigilant regarding MROs. 

In 2019 ACORN convened a group of perioperative nurses to develop a new ACORN MRO guideline. To learn more about the team's recommendations please join your perioperative colleagues for the next  in our series of the new 2020 ACORN Standards webinars for members – 'Multi-resistant organisms''

This webinar will be presented by Julie Johnson, CNC-Infection Prevention, CNS-Perioperative, Yarrawonga Health and author of the Multi-resistant organisms (MROs) guideline included in the 2020 ACORN Standards.

This interactive session will:

  • provide an overview of the new Multi-resistant organisms guideline in the 16th edition of the ACORN Standards 
  • consider how this new standard links to the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards and other key public policies
  • detail the processes ACORN used to interrogate the evidence regarding MROs in the perioperative setting 
  • discuss the key consensus recommendations and points for practice included in this new clinical Standard
  • outline ways in which this standard can be implemented by perioperative nurses 

Please register at this link.

Event Type
Webinar
Contact Details
Dr Cathryn Murphy
standards@acorn.org.au

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