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.
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
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.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 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.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 12S1573 for 08/02/12 to 08/02/13; 13S1592 for 08/03/13 to 08/03/14).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP120019062 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CP130019103 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140022798 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150024025 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-26895 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 4445 for 07/01/12 to 06/30/13; 5132 for 07/01/13 to 06/30/14; 5678 for 07/01/14 to 06/30/15; 6221 for 07/01/15 to 06/30/16).
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE003284 for 08/27/12 to 12/31/12; PTCE004238 for 01/26/13 to 12/31/14, PTCE007089 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 694-2012, expiration date 01/31/14; 687-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16).
This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/24/12 to 07/31/14; 08/01/14 to 07/31/16.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4435 for 08/01/12 to 08/01/13; 437-4958 for 08/01/13 to 08/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
For Florida professionals:
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