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Authors

  1. Romero, Dana V. MSN, APRN,BC
  2. Treston, June MSN, RN, CRNP
  3. O'Sullivan, Ann L. PhD, CRNP, CPNP, FAAN

Abstract

PURPOSE: To provide practitioners with a general overview of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) and hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA) and their diagnoses and treatment.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in preventing, diagnosing, and treating MRSA infection.

 

OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking the test, the participant should be able to:

 

1. Discuss the microbiology, demographics, and epidemiology of CA-MRSA and HA-MRSA.

 

2. Explain the diagnosis, treatment, and preventative care associated with MRSA infections.