Get the Facts: Clostridium Difficile, MRSA, and Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Home Care Setting
Happy Nurses Week 2019!
Criteria for Successful Completion of Activity to claim CE Certificate:
- View Recorded Webinar
- Complete Post-Test with a passing score of > 80%
- Complete evaluation with electronic signature
All home care clinicians regardless of CE credit
By the end of this educational activity the learner will be able to:
- Describe Clostridium defficle and associated signs and symptoms
- List key prevention and transmission strategies for clostridim difficle
- Describe MRSA and differences between community and healthcare associated strains
- List key measures for preventing transmission of MRSA
- Define antimicrobial stewardship and important strategies to prevent MDRO's and Cdiff
- List the multiple challenges with complying with antimicrobial stewardship in the home care setting
- Describe steps clinicians can take to comply with antimicrobial stewardship including actions to take after and antibiotic is ordered
No relevant conflict of interest or financial relationships were disclosed for this educational activity by any of the authors or presenters.
Susan Engel, RN, BSN
Susan has been an RN since 1982. She began her career in an acute care facility providing direct client care on both medical-surgical and pediatric units and advanced to charge nurse on a cardiac step down unit before transitioning to home care in 1985. Susan held both field and management roles in various home care agencies since 1985. She joined BAYADA Home Healthcare in 2000 as a clinical leader and transitioned to BAYADA’s Clinical Standards and Leadership office in 2003 with the primary responsibility of managing the company-wide Infection Prevention Program. Susan has been a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) Chapter in South Jersey since 2003. She has served as an APIC board member since 2010 and currently holds the position of President-Elect. Susan is an approved instructor for the North Carolina SPICE (State Wide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology) course for Home Care since June 2011. She also holds a certification in coaching and recently completed the Dale Carnegie “Leadership for Managers Program”. Susan has an active role in BAYADA policy and procedure development and revision. She also develops and provides infection prevention education to office and field employees, BAYADA clients, and persons in the community.
- 1.00 Contact hours (ANCC)
- 1.00 Participation
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