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MRSA: More Work to be Done - OT480

MRSA: More Work to be Done

by Nancy Donegan, RN, MPH, CIC and Debra Anscombe Wood, BS, RN
OT480
(4.3 / 227 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

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Price: $19.00
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Summary:

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen in healthcare facilities and the community 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. Its incidence in hospitals is often used as a surrogate marker of infection-prevention effectiveness. 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. 

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
 
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
 
Content Focus
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
 

Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, health educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, laboratory professionals and imaging technologists.
 
Occupation therapists: 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.
 
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 

Course Originally Released on: 3/27/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/26/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/26/2021

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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Audra L - Austin, TX  ·  Nov 04, 2018
excellent course-would recommend
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Tara T - apache, OK  ·  Oct 29, 2018
It was very informative and easy to read
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Erica S - Riverside, IL  ·  Oct 12, 2018
good info to put to use in future hospital setting or other appropriate environments
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Thomas T - Georgetown, TX  ·  Oct 11, 2018
Yes it's was a good corse. I found it beneficial
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Jennifer H - Boulder Creek, CA  ·  Apr 17, 2018
informatve ceu re mrsa infections and cases in the US
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