Managing Isolation & Screening Behavioral Patients for MRSA & VRE

Meet the Speaker:

Mary ann Kellar, RN, MA, CHES, CIC


IP Competency: Novice and Proficient

Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2015


Implementing and maintaining isolation precautions in a behavioral health setting  presents challenges not encountered in  acute care units . IP's in the BH facility can utilize  a MDRO risk assessment  and  patient specific application of  standard and contact precautions to assist in managing infected and colonized BH patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe standard and contact precaution procedures and conditions under which to use these precautions in Behavioral Health (BH)
  • Outline the steps and key elements of an MDRO risk assessment
  • Discuss the use of MDRO screening in BH
  • Identify the steps necessary to implement isolation protocols in the BH setting
  • List the priority areas in a comprehensive MDRO management program 

Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

Nursing contact hours: 1

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Recorded 11/14/2012
Recorded 11/14/2012
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