Managing Isolation & Screening for MRSA & VRE
Managing Isolation & Screening for MRSA & VRE
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Live Air Date: November 14, 2012

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.


  • 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 settingList the priority areas in a comprehensive MDRO management program


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