MRSA May Be Waiting Right Around the Corner - CHES480

MRSA May Be Waiting Right Around the Corner

by Kim Strelczyk, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CIC and Beth R. Wallace, MPH, CIC
CHES480
(4.4 / 24 ratings )

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

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Summary:

All medical team members must play an active role in adopting, modeling and encouraging practices to prevent the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in healthcare facilities. All healthcare workers as a team must discuss, understand and follow procedures to prevent the spread of MRSA when they are working with patients. These include hand hygiene, contact precautions and dedicated equipment. In addition, they can educate the public about MRSA, providing accurate information to counterbalance the sometimes sensational reports in the lay media.

Objectives:

The purpose of this CE program is to provide nurses, dietitians, health educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, laboratory professionals and imaging technologists with information about the growing problem of MRSA in healthcare and 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 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: 1/28/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/28/2018

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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Diane H - Wilkes Barre, PA  ·  Oct 12, 2016
Well written and easy to understand
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Ingrid S - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Apr 07, 2016
Very helpful to understand the spread of MRSA.
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Jo J - Salem, OR  ·  Jul 30, 2014
THIS WAS A REPEAT TEST FOR ME
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Patricia B - Jenkintown, PA  ·  Apr 01, 2013
MRSA IS NO LONGER A HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTION AND HAS BECOME MORE PREVALENT. HEALTHCARE WORKERS NEED TO CONTINUE TO BE VIGILENT IN HAND WASHING TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFECTION.
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JANET W - BRANDON, MS  ·  Mar 28, 2013
This MRSA course is very imformative.
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