Category: Infection Prevention
Title: Methicillin Resistant Staphlylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Presenter: Loie Ruhl Couch , RN, BS, CIC; Infection Preventionist; Barnes Jewish Health System, St. Louis, MO
Background: Loie is an Infection Prevention Specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Missouri. She graduated with RN 25+ years ago, and then received a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Leadership. Loie was certified in Infection Control in 2005. She possesses a varied medical/surgical nursing background including emergency medicine and trauma. Infection Control became her area of specialty in 2003. Loie has authored and co-authored several abstracts for both APIC and SHEA, and has presented at the National APIC conference in San Jose and Denver, as well as at the Bi-State Infectious Disease Conference in St. Louis and at the Little Rock Chapter of APIC Infectious Disease Conference. She is the co-author of a chapter in the 3rd edition of the SHEA text, “Practical Epidemiology in Healthcare.”
Description: This video recording is one of 15 presentations given at our 2-day September 2015 Infection Prevention Strategies for ASC's conference. Loie discusses MRSA, what it is, how it is differenitated between hospital and ambulatory care settings and what precautions must be taken in the ambulatory surgery center setting. This session contains questions from the audience. This presentation is 60 minutes.
- Describe Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA);
- Differentiate between MRSA and MSSA;
- Integrate MRSA management into an ambulatory surgical care (ASC) program;
- Practice appropriate isolation for MRSA in the ASC.
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