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Screening, isolation, and decolonisation strategies in the control of meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in intensive care units: cost effectiveness evaluation

Learning outcomes

  1. Name the common methods of targeted MRSA infection prevention and control
  2. Appraise the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to MRSA screening
  3. Recognise the differences in effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the different intervention packages explored in the model.

Written by:

BMJ and the Cleveland Clinic

BMJ and the Cleveland Clinic

Authors/Faculty:

Julie V Robotham, Nicholas Graves, Barry D Cookson, Adrian G Barnett, Jennie A Wilson, Jonathan D Edgeworth, Rahul Batra, Brian H Cuthbertson and Ben S Cooper

Julie V Robotham, Nicholas Graves, Barry D Cookson, Adrian G Barnett, Jennie A Wilson, Jonathan D Edgeworth, Rahul Batra, Brian H Cuthbertson and Ben S Cooper

Biography :

Julie V Robotham is a Mathematical Modeller/Health Economist at the Health Protection Agency in London, UK. Nicholas Graves is a Professor of Health Economics at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Barry D Cookson is the Director of the Laboratory of Healthcare Associated Infection at the Health Protection Agency in London, UK. Adrian G Barnett is an Associate Professor of Health Economics at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Jennie A Wilson is the Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK. Jonathan D Edgeworth is a Consultant Microbiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. Rahul Batra is an Infection Research Fellow at Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. Brian H Cuthbertson is the Chief of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto. Ben S Cooper is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand.

Disclosure :

We declare no financial interests, commercial affiliations, or conflicts of interest.

Activity Directors:

William D Carey, MD and Dr Kirsten Patrick

William D Carey, MD and Dr Kirsten Patrick

Biography :

William D Carey, MD is Director, Center for Continuing Education, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Kirsten Patrick is an Assistant Editor, British Medical Journal, London.

Disclosure :

We declare no financial interests, commercial affiliations, or conflicts of interest.

CME Disclaimer :

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by any of the accreditors. In no event will any of the accreditors be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
ASCOFAME 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned 1 hour of CPD/CME credit to this module. BMJ Learning modules are being certified for ASCOFAME VIRTUAL (Colombia).
Australian Practice Nurses Association 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has achieved the status of an APNA Endorsed Education Provider
Austrian Academy of Physicians 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFT Punkte. DFT Punkte are accepted in Austria
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of CPD/CME credit to the module and related journal article
Bahrain Defence Force Hospital 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Bahrain Defence Force Military Hospital represented by the Ministry of Defence Bahrain recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purpose of continuous medical education (CME)/continuous professional development (CPD) in BDF. Healthcare professionals can thus claim continuous professional development credits for their activity in BMJ Learning. Completion of one module is considered the equivalent of one credit or one hour of learning.
Bhutan Medical and Health Council 1 credit, 1:00 hour Bhutan Medical and Health Council has formally accredited all BMJ Learning online modules for continuous professional development. Bhutan Medical and Health Council will accept the CME credit provided by BMJ Learning to any registered members of Bhutan Medical and Health Council for renewal of their registration.
Delhi Medical Council 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Delhi Medical Council recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purpose of continuous medical education (CME)/continuous professional development (CPD). Doctors can thus claim continuous professional development credits for their activity in BMJ Learning. Completion of one module is considered the equivalent of 1 credit or 1 hour of learning.
Dubai Health Authority 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning is approved as a CME resource by the Dubai Health Authority (accreditation number 0254/11)
Iraqi Ministry of Health 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Iraq Ministry of Health has accredited BMJ Learning for the purposes of CME. One module is the equivalent of one hour or one credit point.
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 1 credit, 1:00 hour Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim one hour or one credit per hour of learning completed.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 1:00 hour The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa 3 credits The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa has accredited this BMJ Learning module (accreditation number: MDB014/254/06/2010)
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 1 credit, 1:00 hour RNZCGP endorses the British Medical Journal online CME programmes
The Supreme Council of Health in Qatar 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Supreme Council of Health represented by the Accreditation Department of the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners recognizes BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuous medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) in the State of Qatar. Healthcare professionals in Qatar can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning. Completion of one learning module is considered to be the equivalent of 1 credit or 1 hour of learning.
Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association 0.5 credits, 1:00 hour The Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association has accredited BMJ Learning. One module equates to 0.5 credits.

Release date

28 Sep 2011

Last updated

28 Sep 2011

Expiration date

28 Sep 2013