Workshop: Emergence of Resistant Organisms - A Call to Action

Course ID - CTD0495     

Short Title: Resistant Organisms     

Audience:    Nursing and Allied Health Faculty  
Length of Workshop:        1.5 hours 
Prerequisite     none

The purpose of this workshop is to increase the knowledge base of faculty in regards to the emergence of resistant organisms, thus providing the faculty with current knowledge about the rise of resistant organisms.  Faculty can use this knowledge to integrate these concepts into their curriculums. This workshop will reinforce the ethical obligations—to do no harm and to protect and advocate for those under our care. During the presentation the faculty will have the opportunity to discuss how their profession safeguards the welfare of their clients in the hospital and community to prevent the spread of hospital acquired and community acquired resistant organisms.  


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the evolution of resistant organisms with emphasis on Staph aureus and enterrococcus
  • Describe recent outbreaks of CA -MRSA
  • Identify the impact of antibiotics in the increase of resistant organisms as well as patients with Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)
  • Identify how medical procedures and medications can foster the spread of resistant organisms
  • Explain the roles of health care professionals as educators and advocates in controlling the spread of resistant organisms in the hospital and community


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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0495
Course Title: Resistant Organisms 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.