MRSA May Be Waiting Right Around the Corner - RAD480

MRSA May Be Waiting Right Around the Corner

by Kim Strelczyk, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CIC and Beth R. Wallace, MPH, CIC
RAD480
(4.4 / 312 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (0.50 CE Credit)

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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.
 
imaging technologists: 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.
 
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 8/15/2012 to 9/1/2018.
 
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 8/15/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/28/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/1/2018

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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Melissa C - Suffolk, VA  ·  Nov 21, 2017
clarified useful information
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catherine l - debary, FL  ·  Nov 16, 2017
mrsa is something we all need to try to keep at bay
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KELLI S - Spring Hill, FL  ·  Nov 06, 2017
great information pertinent to my job field
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KELLY R - LAWRENCEVILLE, GA  ·  Nov 06, 2017
alot of info on background & variations & treatmentof mrsa
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Melanie T - Northridge , CA  ·  Oct 04, 2017
gives me more background and history on MRSA infections since its become more prevalent in the work place
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