This continuing education course for nurses covers MRSA. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (commonly known as MRSA) is a strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that is resistant to many antibiotics. It can cause skin infections, respiratory infections, sepsis, and infections in essentially any organ system. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has gathered significant attention in the medical literature because it causes nosocomial and community-acquired infections that are associated with serious morbidities and high mortality rates, and it is the most common pathogen causing surgical incision infections.
- The Staphylococcus aureus bacterium
- Epidemiology of MRSA Infections
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections
- How MRSA Infections Begin and Become Established
- Transmission of MRSA
- Treatment of MRSA Infections
- Prevention of Transmission
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There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.
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