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Volume 16, Number 4—April 2010

CME ACTIVITY - Research

Community-associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strains in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit1

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Community-associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strains in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

CME Questions

  • Patients in the study cohort found to be colonized with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) were more likely to:

    • A. Be adolescent-age boys

    • B. Have been admitted to a general ward in a hospital in the prior 12 months

    • c. Be white girls

    • D. Have been admitted to an intensive care unit in the prior 12 months

  • Failure to screen a high-risk group, such as children, for MRSA colonization upon admission to a hospital may result in:

    • A. Transmission of CA-MRSA strains among hospitalized children

    • B. Transmission of hospital-acquired (HA)-MRSA strains among children in a community setting

    • C. Transmission of CA-MRSA strains among children in a community setting

    • D. Transmission of HA-MRSA strains among hospitalized children

  • Surveillance cultures done on admission in the study cohort detected:

    • A. A large proportion of children colonized with HA-MRSA

    • B. A small proportion of children infected with CA-MRSA

    • C. A large proportion of children colonized with CA-MRSA

    • D. A small proportion of children infected with HA-MRSA

  • The value of screening patients for MRSA on admission to a hospital is:

    • A. Notification of family members to initiate home decolonization regimen

    • B. Initiation of isolation and contact precautions

    • C. Early treatment of infection

    • D. Early initiation of a decolonization regimen

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