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MRSA: Preventing Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection

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SP015-CCG

This program provides detailed information regarding methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Pathophysiology, the infectious process, modes of transmission, and prevention are discussed. Proper staff education, standard precautions, and isolation precautions are discussed as well.
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Information Regarding MRSA
  • Standard Precautions
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MRSA: Preventing Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection Info:

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Distinguish between S. aureus and MRSA.
  • Describe the infectious process called MRSA.
  • Discuss the causes and contributing factors of MRSA.
  • Distinguish between Hospital-acquired MRSA and CA-MRSA.
  • Explain how MRSA is transmitted.
  • Describe the difference between colonization and infection.
  • Discuss the types of MRSA infections.
  • Identify at-risk residents.
  • Describe the purpose of standard precautions.
  • Discuss six specific standard precaution practices.
  • State how to control a MRSA outbreak.
  • Explain what to do if a resident or if a staff member has MRSA.


Course Outline

Hour One

  • Pretest
  • A. Overview: Understanding MRSA
  • 1. What is staph?
  • 2. What is MRSA?
  • 3. Antibiotic resistance
  • B. MRSA facts and historical data
  • 1. History
  • a. Two types of settings
  • i. Hospital acquired
  • ii. CA-MRSA
  • C. Transmission and invasion of MRSA
  • D. Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
  • 1. Symptoms
  • 2. Colonization vs. infection
  • 3. Treatment
  • E. Serious types of MRSA infection
  • 1. Skin
  • 2. Heart
  • 3. Lung


Hour Two

  • A. Transmission of MRSA
  • B. Precautions, prevention, and patient/resident care
  • 1. Standard precautions
  • a. Hand washing
  • b. Gloving
  • c. Mouth, nose, and eye protection
  • d. Gowning
  • e. Appropriate device handling
  • f. Appropriate handling of laundry
  • 2. Contact precautions
  • C. Controlling MRSA within facility/community
  • 1. Staff education
  • 2. If a MRSA outbreak occurs
  • 3. Culturing personnel
  • 4. Risk
  • D. Guidelines for residents with MRSA
  • 1. Hospital vs. assisted living and residential homes
  • 2. Guidelines
  • 3. Colonization
  • 4. Surveillance
  • 5. Room placement
  • 6. Activities
  • 7. Risk
  • 8. Transfer of a resident
  • 9. Death of a resident
Online Final Exam

Instructor

Sandra Flores, RN Sandra Flores, RN is a respected educator, consultant, and published author for the Assisted Living industry. Sandi is past president of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association representing the organization in Washington, DC as a board member of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living. She serves as a consultant on resident care with over 3000 beds under clinical management. She also provides expert witness for legal review to industry providers. As an educator, Sandi has instructed more than twenty thousand residential care administrators and caregivers throughout the western United States. Sandi also co-authors a monthly column in the magazine Geriatric Nursing.

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MRSA: Preventing Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection

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