MRSA, VRE, and C. Diff! Oh, My!

You don’t have to wander into a spooky forest to encounter the likes of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), and Clostridium difficile (C. diff).  These antibiotic resistant organisms are primarily found in healthcare settings but have also migrated into the community causing mild to severe infection.  In fact, the Centers for Disease Control conservatively estimates that more than 2 million people get antibiotic-resistant infections each year and at least 23,000 die because available drugs no longer arrest their infection.

MEMIC is offering a free webinar titled Superbugs: Antibiotic Resistant Microbes & Disease Control to its policyholders on September 25th from 10:00 to 11:00am.  This hour long webinar will provide a review of the immune system, the CDC's threat levels for drug-resistant microorganisms, and the fundamental principles of infection control and prevention.  While the webinar caters to healthcare organizations, it’s open to all MEMIC customers looking to get “out of the woods” and “step into the light” on this major threat to public health.

To register for this webinar or to find additional information on MEMIC’s upcoming workshops and webinars, please go to MEMIC’s workshops & webinars page.

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