1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation
Recorded April 18, 2016
Infections arising from Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have emerged as one of the most common reasons for patient encounters in the office, urgent care and emergency department setting. The presentation of acute MRSA skin infections are often variable and can be misdiagnosed. The unique aggressive pathogenicity of this organism coupled with antibiotic resistance can make treatment difficult and lead to bad outcomes. Explore common presentations, treatments, and prevention strategies that can be employed in the urgent care setting.
- Recognize the common presentations of MRSA skin infections.
- Recognize common mechanisms of MRSA antibiotic resistance and its unique pathogenicity.
- Recognize the medical and surgical treatments for MRSA skin infections.
- Recognize the common complications associated with MRSA infections.
- Strategize to help their patients deal with carrier states, prevention and transmission reduction strategies.
Faculty Bio: Joe Mazziotta, MD
Dr Mazziotta is currently the Medical Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program in Tallahassee ,FL. He has held medical positions in the USAF where he had multiple deployments with the 56th Air Transportable Hospital. He continues to work in rural emergency departments as well as holding a position as Acting Medical Director of the Tallahassee Memorial Wound Healing Center. He also serves as the medical director of the Tallahassee Memorial Disaster Preparedness Team.
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Urgent Care Management Certificate
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