Date of Graduation
School of Nursing
Practitioners and researchers have documented an increase in community-acquired methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). This increase is causing stress and concern for the individuals infected and the families of those infected. The impact of a practitioner based multifocal training has not been clearly established. The purpose of this capstone project was to determine the effect of a multifocal training on CA-MRSA SSTIs that educated primary care practitioners about treatment guidelines, Marion County, WV susceptibility data, I&D technique, and a patient education tool versus common treatment practices to increase practitioner's knowledge and utilization of evidence based guidelines in the treatment of CA-MRSA SSTIs. Multifocal trainings educated practitioners concerning CA -MRSA SSTIs in Marion County, West Virginia.
Santmyire, Aaron, "The effectiveness of a multifocal training to improve the treatment of community-acquired MRSA skin and soft tissue infections" (2012). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 521.