Targeted Multidrug-resistant Organism Response Toolkit

Washington State MDRO Toolkit

The Targeted Multidrug-resistant Organism Response Toolkit is under revision and will be updated soon. In the interim, please refer to the following guidance from U.S. Centers for Disease Control:
Interim Guidance for a Public Health Response to Contain Novel or Targeted Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDROs) (PDF) and Implementation of Personal Protective Equipment in Nursing Homes to Prevent Spread of Novel or Targeted Multidrug resistant Organisms (MDROs) (PDF).

Candida auris

Candida auris is a fungus that causes serious infections. It is often multidrug-resistant. Multiple antifungal drugs used to treat Candida infections don't work for Candida auris. It can spread in hospitals and nursing homes, and is associated with a high mortality rate. It is difficult to identify with standard laboratory methods, which makes it harder to manage and treat.

Candida auris: Working together to prevent spread in our healthcare facility (PDF)

Drug-Resistant Candida auris (CDC)(PDF)

Candida auris: A drug-resistant germ that spreads in healthcare facilities (CDC) (PDF)

Map of MDRO data on TableauThe Department of Health is transforming how we present data. We want to provide the public with information that is easy to interact with and easy to visualize. We created new visualization dashboards summarizing Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO) reports, including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and other carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPO). These visualizations allow users to:
  • Interact with charts, maps, and graphs
  • Export the data as a spreadsheet.

The data for these dashboards comes from samples submitted and tested through the Washington State Public Health Laboratory, as well as reports from other states made to the Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Program. These dashboards display data reported since 2012 and is updated quarterly.

Access the MDRO dashboards