Stopping HAIs at their sourceKenneley, Irena L. PhD, APRN-BC, CICThe Nurse Practitioner: September 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 9 - p 47–51 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000403293.97339.64 Feature: INFECTIOUS DISEASE Abstract Author Information Healthcare-associated infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms are a serious threat to public health. Changes in healthcare delivery have caused these infections to affect the community. NPs should be aware of the most prevalent multidrug-resistant organisms and effective methods to prevent the spread of infection. Irena L. Kenneley is an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio. The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships pertaining to this article. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.