MRSA: More Work to be Done - PT480

MRSA: More Work to be Done

by Nancy Donegan, RN, MPH, CIC and Debra Anscombe Wood, BS, RN
PT480
(4.4 / 1386 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

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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. Because of its clinical importance, 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
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, health educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, laboratory professionals and imaging technologists.
 
Physical 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.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 11/16/2018 to 6/11/2019.
 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
 
The OH PT Association (approval no. 13S1592 for 08/03/13 to 08/03/14).
 
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE18-435548 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
 
The TN PT Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 2017-226 for 07/01/17 to 06/30/18).
 
The PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE010226 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
 
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no.1801-225 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
 
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 08/01/16 to 07/31/18.
 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 3/27/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/26/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/28/2021

 

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

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

 

For Florida professionals:

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