The purpose of this course is to explain the differences between healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA) and community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) as well as other resistant forms, the reasons they are of such growing concern in the medical community, and treatment.
Course Publication Date: July 25, 2012
This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE
if you have an active one year unlimited membership
|Author:||Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
|Delivery Method:||Online Self Study
|Course Expiration:||12/31/2015 NOTE: The course must be completed by the expiration date to receive credit
|Category:||Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2015.
- Explain how the resistant forms of Staphylococcus aureus developed.
- Discuss the 5 steps in formation and dispersion of biofilms.
- Differentiate between MRSA and VRSA.
- List at least 6 risk factors for HA-MRSA.
- Describe common reservoirs for HA-MRSA.
- Explain the main elements of standard and contact precautions.
- Discuss treatment options for HA-MRSA
- List and explain the 4 main types of HA-MRSA infections.
- Explain how CA-MRSA became a public health problem.
- Explain two main differences in the isolates of HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA.
- List the 4 primary criteria for identifying CA-MRSA.
- List and explain the 5Cs, risk factors for CA-MRSA.
- List at least 5 common CA-MRSA presentations.
- Explain treatment options for CA-MRSA.
- Explain the purpose of Get Smart for Healthcare.