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MRSA: Action-Oriented Guidance for Community-Based Prevention

October 23, 2007. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jackie Dawson, PhD, discusses MRSA surveillance results in Washington's Region 7, including differences in pediatric versus adult populations.

Quick Facts

Topics: Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is best known for its incidence in hospitals, but in recent years community-acquired cases have become more common. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Jackie Dawson, PhD, discusses MRSA surveillance results in Washington's Region 7, including differences in pediatric versus adult populations. Dr. Dawson also explores changes in MRSA drug resistance patterns over time, and will emphasize critical prevention and disinfection measures that public health practitioners can use in their communities.

Air date: October 23, 2007

Learning Objectives

  • List the primary signs and symptoms of MRSA
  • Describe how overuse of antibiotics is contributing to resistance in many organisms
  • Discuss appropriate MRSA prevention measures

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners; Public health nurses

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

Jackie Dawson, PhD, obtained an MS in Veterinary Pathobiology from the University of Illinois and a PhD in Medical Microbiology from the University of Georgia. Dr. Dawson worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 14 years, as a research microbiologist specializing in the development of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases. She is currently the public health surveillance and response epidemiologist for Region 7 in Washington State.

Competencies

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