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The Scourge of MRSA

The Scourge of MRSA

The Scourge of MRSA

Donn Kropp, RN, BSN
Donn Kropp, RN, BSN
on behalf of Cosine Health Strategies, LLC

$27.00 $ 27.00 $ 27.00

$27.00 $ 27.00 $ 27.00

$ 27.00 $ 27.00 $ 27.00
$ 27.00 $ 27.00 $ 27.00
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Launch date: 07 Aug 2017
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Last updated: 14 Feb 2020

Reference: 184478

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Mr Theogene NDIKUMANA (14 Feb 2020)
GOOD EDUCATIVE AND INFORMATIVE
NYANYUKI ERIC BSc (4 Dec 2019)
Good course,resourceful
Ms CATHERINE WASWA BSc (4 Dec 2019)
Very educative

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Description

First noticed in nursing hospitals in the early 1960′s, MRSA has had a relatively short existence. Until the mid-20th century, infectious diseases were the leading cause of death. Thanks to our good friend Alexander Fleming’s accidental discovery of penicillin in 1928, history shows a huge decrease in the incidences of diseases caused by bacteria throughout the early 20th century. Fleming’s discovery took a little while to gain traction, but when it did in the early 1940′s, it kick-started the era of the “Antibiotic Phenomenon”. Hailed as miracle drugs, these simple pills provided remarkable cures for previously untreatable conditions. Unfortunately, antibiotics do not provide a happily-ever-after story.

Just a decade later, a resistant strain of Staphylococcus Aureus emerged. It not only showed resistance to penicillin, but also to newer antibiotics in development. The emergence of this super bacteria afforded a very costly lesson: Bacteria have the ability to mutate. Learn more about this superbug as seasoned, Registered Nurse, Donn Kropp, demystifies this scourge.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
1. Understand bacteria and their significance

2. Differentiate between Staphylococcus Aureus and MRSA

3. Understand the origins of MRSA and its ramifications on health

4. Gain knowledge about colonization vs infection

5. Be enlightened about the mechanisms of bacterial mutation and resistance

6. Learn how to identify, manage and prevent MRSA infections

7. Understand treatment options

8. Know the importance of instituting safe and effective infection control practices
Donn Kropp, RN, BSN

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Donn Kropp, RN, BSN
on behalf of Cosine Health Strategies, LLC

Donn Kropp founded CLiCKPLAY Continuing Education University out of a desire to bring others to greater levels of health and wellness. With over ten years of emergency and trauma room experience, Donn brings a seasoned, yet fresh approach to continuing education.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 3.00 Hours
  • California Board of Vocational Nursing
  • 3.00 Hours
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing (DCBON)
  • 3.00 Hours

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User Reviews (8)

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Mr Theogene NDIKUMANA (14 Feb 2020)
GOOD EDUCATIVE AND INFORMATIVE
NYANYUKI ERIC BSc (4 Dec 2019)
Good course,resourceful
Ms CATHERINE WASWA BSc (4 Dec 2019)
Very educative
Ms ESTHER NYABOGA BSc (3 Dec 2019)
Very good stuff in today's healthcare thank you for sharing this here, I have worked in places where mrsa screening was a must for staff and inpatients especially in critical care areas and I can tell there is a huge difference to where mrsa prevention and control is not at all practiced.
Ms BETTY KASYOKA BSc (24 Nov 2019)
It made very easy to understand, the presenter was excellent, practical and real
Mr OMONDI OYUGI BSc (22 Nov 2019)
Very educative
Ms WANGECI CUBI BSc (27 Oct 2019)
Please take your time and go through the courses provided..... Am well enlightened and equipped with knowledge on MRSA. Thank-you
JACOB WAMBUI BSc (17 Oct 2019)
very good and helpful topic for anyone practising medicine it is an eye opener.

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