Target Audience: CNA 1.0 Credit(s)

Categories: Clinical
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Course Summary
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection is one of the most common sources of infection that occur in patients following hospitalization. The infection typically results from poor infection control and as a result, MRSA bacteria spread between patients and healthcare staff. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection can be prevented through the proper and consistent use of Standard Precautions such as handwashing, the use of protective gloves, gowns, as well as proper handling and disposal of bodily fluids. All members of the health team are required to be educated on the transmission and prevention of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to reduce the chance of the spread of this highly contagious pathogen.
Course Objectives
  • Identify the correct definition of normal flora
  • Describe two reasons why Staphylococcus aureus is dangerous
  • Explain the basic causes of hospital-acquired MRSA infections
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Course Syllabus
  • MRSA and the Staphylococcus Aureus Bacterium
  • MRSA Spread of Infection
  • Hospital-Acquired MRSA Infections
  • Community-Acquired MRSA Infections
  • MRSA Infection Types
  • Treatments for MRSA Infections
  • Prevention of MRSA Infections
  • Standard Precautions
  • Case Study - MRSA
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