Home Health Aide On-the-Go In-service Lessons: Vol. 11, Issue 7: Understanding MRSA

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9781601469076: Home Health Aide On-the-Go In-service Lessons: Vol. 11, Issue 7: Understanding MRSA

Every year, home health aides must satisfy 12 hours of in-service training. With today\u2019s irregular, part-time schedules, making sure they complete their required in-services can be a never-ending chore. Now you can satisfy Medicare\u2019s annual 12-hour aide in-service requirement without bringing your staff into the office for training. Home Health Aide On-the-Go In-service provides authoritative, comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand training for self-study or the classroom. As aides need training, simply copy the pages from each lesson as needed. The training is flexible, so aides can learn at their own pace at a time that is convenient for them. Even if they miss your regular in-services they can still get the training they need. Each lesson provides one hour of study on a homecare-specific topic. This 12-lesson volume fulfills one year of Medicare\u2019s annual requirement of 12 in-service hours. Each lesson includes: A clearly written fact sheet about a timely, homecare-specific topicA 10-question post-test to measure understanding of the subject matterAn answer sheet with a place for the instructor\u2019s comments and signatureAn illustrative, homecare-specific case studySuggested supplemental learning activitiesAn attendance log and certificate of completionA convenient storage binder is included with your purchase Volume 11 topics*: Communication StrategiesDifficult PatientsDiet and NutritionMedication ManagementArthritisPatient RightsMRSAStrokes and SeizuresBariatric PatientsVital Signs and DocumentationAmputee CareVentilator Care

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OVERVIEW

A homecare-associated infection is an infection that the patient may get while under the care of the agency. There are different types of infections that include urinary tract infections, blood stream infections, skin or tissue infections, gastrointestinal infections, and eye infections.

This in-service teaches home health aides to define and recognize the symptoms of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infection. Aides will learn how MRSA is spread and how to prevent this within the home.

LESSON OBJECTIVES

After completion of this program, the home health aide will be able to:

- Define a homecare-associated infection
- Understand the seriousness of a MRSA and VRE infection
- Identify patients at risk for MRSA/VRE infection
- Identify signs and symptoms of infection
- Implement MRSA/VRE precautions

Contents of this lesson:

- A clearly written fact sheet
- A 10-question post-test to measure understanding of the subject matter
- An answer sheet with a place for the instructor's comments and signature
- An illustrative, homecare-specific case study
- Suggested supplemental learning activities
- An attendance log and certificate of completion

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