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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections (MRSA)

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Course Created: 2018

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No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infection is one of the most common sources of infections that occur in patients following hospitalization. The infection typically results from poor infection control and MRSA bacterium spreads between patients and healthcare staff. Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus infection can be prevented through the consistent use of Standard Precautions such as handwashing, the use of protective gloves, gowns, as well as proper handling and disposal of body 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 spread of this pathogen.

Course Format

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Course Syllabus

  • MRSA and the Staphylococcus Aureus Bacterium
  • MRSA Spread of Infection
  • Community-Acquired MRSA Infections
  • MRSA Infection Types
  • Treatments for MRSA Infections
  • Prevention of MRSA Infections
  • Standard Precautions
  • Case Study - MRSA

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the correct definition of normal flora.
  • Identify two reasons why Staphylococcus aureus is dangerous.
  • Identify the basic causes of hospital-acquired MRSA infections.
  • Name three common types of MRSA infection.


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