This lesson highlights the objectives for this course.
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 such as: erythromycin, streptomycin, and tetracycline. 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.
- Understand bacteria and their significance
- Differentiate between Staphylococcus Aureus and MRSA
- Understand the origins of MRSA and its ramifications on health
- Gain knowledge about colonization vs infection
- Be enlightened about the mechanisms of bacterial mutation and resistance
- Learn how to identify, manage and prevent MRSA infections
- Understand treatment options
- Know the importance of instituting safe and effective infection control practices
Course Instructor Profile:
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.
- CA Board of Registered Nursing: CA Provider # CEP 15849
- District of Columbia Board of Nursing: CE Provider #50-14108
- California Board of Vocational Nursing Provider # V10810
- Psychiatric Technicians Provider # V10806
- DSS/CCL Division for Adult Residential Facilities (ARF) Vendor Approval # 2000149-735-2: Course Approval # 149-0312-24234
- DSS/CCL Division for Residential Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Vendor Approval # 2000149-740-2: Course Approval # 149-0312-24238
- DSS/CCL Division for Group Homes (GH) Vendor Approval # 2000149-730-2: Course Approval # 149-0312-24230
- Far Northern Regional Center
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This lesson introduces us to MRSA.
MRSA: Part 3
In this lesson we explore the difference between staphylococcus and MRSA.
In this lesson we explore the origins of MRSA.
In this lesson we explore the difference between colonization and infection.
This lesson explores how bacteria mutate and develop resistance to treatment.
Learn how to identify, manage, and prevent MRSA from causing harm.
In this lesson we’ll explore some treatment options for MRSA infections.
This lesson summarizes and concludes our course on MRSA. Once you complete the quiz get your certificate of completion instantly!