Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) are continuing to
develop and spread in healthcare settings throughout the United States. MDRO
transmission is most frequently documented in acute care facilities, however,
all healthcare settings are affected by the emergence and transmission of
antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms. The prevention and control of MDROs is
a national priority that requires all healthcare facilities and agencies to
collaborate in prevention and control initiatives. The following discussion is
an update on MDRO prevention and control initiatives at a national, state, and
1. Outline MDRO as a global public health threat.
2. Describe the most current strategies to prevent
MDRO transmission in Florida.
3. Discuss current MDRO prevention and containment
strategies in health care organizations.
4. Describe public health resources to assist in
prevention and mitigation of MDRO transmission.
• Thomas Chiller MD MPHTM, Chief Mycotic Diseases
• Vincent Hsu, MD MPH FSHEA FACP, Advent Health
Corporate Infection Prevention and Control Medical Director
• Bhavarth Shukla, MD, MPH, Medical Director for
Infection Control & Employee Health,
University of Miami Health System, Associate
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of
Miami Miller School of Medicine
• Jalysa Erskine, MPH FDOH, HAI Prevention Program
MDRO Prevention Epidemiologist
The program will be moderated by:
• Donna Haiduven, Professor and Director of
Graduate Infection Control Programs at University of South Florida College of
• Jacqueline Whitaker, Education Lead for
the HAI Prevention Program within the Department of Health
This town hall will take place in the Sam
Bell Auditorium at the University of South Florida College of Public Health. A
virtual option is also available for those who cannot attend in person. Please
be sure to register accordingly.
Prior to registering, please scan the QR code below and complete the two minute pre-knowledge check or complete here.