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Community-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Skin and Soft Tissue Infections: An Evidenced-based Intervention

Santmyire, Aaron

Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association: July/August 2013 - Volume 5 - Issue 4 - p 217–227
doi: 10.1097/JDN.0b013e31829ce0d1
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ABSTRACT Practitioners and researchers have noticed a rapid 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 project was to determine the efficacy of a multifocal training that educated primary care practitioners about evidence-based treatment of CA-MRSA SSTIs and a resource Web site tool 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.

Aaron Santmyire, DNP, FNP-BC, Appalachian Spring Dermatology, Fairmount, WV.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Aaron Santmyire, DNP, FNP-BC, Appalachian Spring Dermatology, 1812 Country Club Rd, Fairmont, WV 26554. E-mail:

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