MRSA: More Work to be Done - CHES480

MRSA: More Work to be Done

by Nancy Donegan, RN, MPH, CIC and Debra Anscombe Wood, BS, RN
CHES480
(4.5 / 46 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

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Summary:

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen in healthcare facilities and is asymptomatically carried by people who are healthy, have chronic diseases, are hospitalized, or are in long-term care facilities. It also can cause serious infections, including bloodstream infections, pneumonia, wound infections, skin and soft tissue infections, urinary tract infections, and meningitis. MRSA has been associated with higher rates of serious infection and mortality in some studies. All healthcare team members must play an active role in adopting, modeling, and encouraging practices to prevent the spread of MRSA in healthcare facilities. These include consistently performing hand hygiene, using contact precautions for patients with MRSA, and ensuring appropriately disinfected equipment.This module discusses hospital and community acquired MRSA infections, the history of MRSA, transmission, treatment, and prevention methods.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses, dietitians, dietary managers, health educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, laboratory professionals, and imaging technologists with information about the problem of MRSA in healthcare and the strategies to reduce its spread. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the epidemiology of MRSA
  • Identify three factors that put hospital patients at risk for MRSA
  • Describe three strategies healthcare professionals as a team can use to prevent and control the spread of MRSA in healthcare facilities
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, health educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, laboratory professionals and imaging technologists.
 
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
 
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 3/26/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/26/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/26/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Chasity S - Elkton, VA  ·  Nov 29, 2018
useful information on mrsa
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Dianna M - Elkton, VA  ·  Nov 28, 2018
Learned more about MRSA infection than was already known
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Marcia W - Redfield, KS  ·  Sep 05, 2018
good overview of MRSA and how to reduce risk
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Brianna B - Laveen, AZ  ·  Jul 07, 2018
Learned why it is important to learn about MRSA in the hospital setting and strategies to reduce the spread.
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Amy S - Lenexa, KS  ·  Dec 23, 2017
Good overview of MRSA
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