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VRE: Preventing Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Infection Info:
By the end of the course the participant will be able to:
- Define VRE.
- Contrast the difference between VRE and nonresistant strains of enterococci.
- Explain the types of infections cause by enterococci and VRE.
- State how VRE is detected.
- Describe persons most at-risk and most likely to be infected by VRE.
- Explain how VRE is transmitted.
- Name the treatment for VRE infection.
- List three factors related to a resident’s living arrangement that places them at increased risk for VRE infection.
- State the proper standard and isolation precautions related to VRE.
- A) Definitions
- B) Introduction
- 1) Managing VRE infections
- 2) Factors related to living arrangements
- C) VRE: What it is
- 1) Enterococci
- 2) VRE
- D) Vancomycin
- 1) Colonization
- 2) Appropriate use
- E) History
- F) Rate of infection
- G) Types of infections and symptoms
- 1) Common nosocomial infections
- 2) Symptoms
- H) Detection and diagnosis
- I) VRE: Those at risk
- J) How VRE spreads
- 1) Spread
- 2) Exposure
- 3) Hospital related risk
- A) Treatment
- 1) Treatment
- 2) Colonization
- 3) Recovery
- B) Prevention
- 1) Basic prevention
- 2) Caregiver recommendations
- 3) Protecting others
- C) Specific recommendations if a resident has VRE
- 1) Prevention of patient-to-patient transmission
- 2) Care of residents
- 3) Handwashing
- 4) Environmental control
- 5) Precautions with residents
- 6) Clinical update for protection of health care workers
Online Final Exam
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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