Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO)

Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) are organisms, usually bacteria, that are resistant to more than 1 class of antimicrobial agents. When organisms become resistant to multiple antimicrobials, fewer options are available to safely and effectively treat the patient. Also, MDROs have been associated with increased lengths of hospital stay, costs, and mortality.

Interfacility transfer form

We recommend facilities use the linked interfacility transfer form when you transfer a patient or resident to another healthcare facility. This can also be used for outpatient visits. By using this form, the receiving facilities will be able to determine appropriate precautions for a resident or patient.

Screening availability

The Utah Public Health Lab (UPHL) can provide healthcare facilities with screening for MDROs free of charge. If you are interested in screening, please contact the UPHL at [email protected].