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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia (Web-based)

Course Summary

Course:  WB4228
CE Expiration:  09/20/2021, 11:59 PM (ET)
Available CE:  CME, CNE, CEU, CPH, CHES
  •   MRSA 101: Overview of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia

Provides background information on the impact MRSA has on patients, the pathogenesis of MRSA and strategies to prevent MRSA bacteremia.  This module sets the stage for the subsequent modules in this course.

  • MRSA 102:  MRSA Risk Assessment and Monitoring

Discusses the importance of conducting a MRSA risk assessment to prioritize MRSA prevention strategies, what data to use in the MRSA risk assessment and how to use the risk assessment to drive MRSA prevention actions.

  • MRSA 103: Identification and Prevention of MRSA Transmission

Identifies strategies that can be used to reduce MRSA transmission in hospitals. This module also discusses the advantages of horizontal infection prevention strategies and the importance of adhering to recommendations and best practices. This module builds off of the information discussed in the foundational infection prevention strategies Hand Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment, Environmental Cleaning, and Patient and Family Engagement.


  • MRSA 201: Using the Guide to Patient Safety (GPS) to Assess MRSA Prevention Efforts

Discusses how to conduct a needs assessment using a MRSA Guide to Patient Safety and Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) to evaluate possible barriers to implementation of MRSA bacteremia prevention strategies.  This module is a pivot point between the Tier 1 basic MRSA prevention strategies, and Tier 2 enhanced and intensive MRSA prevention strategies.

  • MRSA 202: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Prevention Tier 2 Interventions

Outlines the Tier 2 enhanced MRSA prevention strategies and how to implement these more complex interventions.  These strategies include implementing daily chlorhexidine bathing for at-risk populations, decolonizing patients colonized with MRSA, performing Active Surveillance Testing for high-risk patient populations and implementing gowning and gloving for all ICU patients.

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Target Audience

Infection Prevention Team/Committee, Hospital Leaders, Clinical Educators, Nurse Managers, Physician Managers, Environmental Services Manager, All Staff, and Patient and Family Advisors

Continuing Education Accreditation Statements
Continuing Medical Education for Physicians (CME):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this Enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Continuing Nursing Education for Nurses (CNE):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.4 contact hours.

IACET Continuing Education Units (CEU):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU's for this program.

Certified Public Health (CPH):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 2 CPH recertification credits for this program.

Continuing Education Contact Hours for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES):

Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.5  total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 1.5.  CDC provider number 98614.

TCEO does not provide CPE certificates. As a Pharmacist, you must log into the CPE monitor 8 weeks after the activity to obtain CE credit.