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.
imaging technologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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.
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.