july, 2020

10jul10:00 am11:30 amIt's Not a Spider Bite, it's MRSA!E110:00 am - 11:30 am MDT Speaker: Kristine Scordo CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 1.125 Rx

Event Details

Skin and soft tissue infections caused by hospital acquired methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA) continue to be a problem. In recent years, however, infections caused by a newer isolate termed community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) have been increasing in incidence. Outbreaks of CA-MRSA have been identified in other settings, including athletic teams and prisons. CA-MRSA infections are often incorrectly identified in emergency departments as spider bites, which often leads to readmissions and severe infections. Learn the identification of and differences in treatment of CA-MRSA versus HA-MRSA.

Kristine Scordo, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Director and Professor, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, College of Nursing & Health, Wright State University – Miami Valley; Dayton OH and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Schuster and Associates Cardiology; Dayton OH

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(Friday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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