Decolonization Webinar

Coming Soon:

The Role of the Nose in Staphylococcus aureus Infections: Can We Mitigate the Risk?

This webinar offers 1 contact hour of continuing education for nurses.  (Keystone Media Inc./Healthcare Hygiene magazine - CEP 17500 - is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nurses).

To earn your contact hour(s), you must watch the entire webinar; once you meet the minimum viewing duration, you will be sent a link to complete the CE process; due to volume of participants, please allow up to one full day from the time you complete the webcast to receive this link from our education partner, Terri Goodman & Associates.

This webinar will describe the benefits of nasal decolonization for the prevention of Staphylococcus aureus infections and review the emerging data supporting comprehensive MRSA/MSSA colonization risk mitigation programs.


Since retiring as the national infection prevention director for Kaiser Permanente in 2016, Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC, now serves as an advisor and consultant for industry partners and professional organizations including APIC, AORN and IDSA. She is board-certified in infection control and prevention and was granted the designation of Fellow of APIC in 2015. She has worked in the field of infection prevention since 1989. She has participated in the development of APIC guides and served as a speaker for organizations including AORN and APIC. In addition, Barnes has been published in journals including AORN Journal, American Journal of Infection Control, the Joint Commission Source for Compliance Strategies and The Permanente Journal.  She served on the national APIC board of directors from 2010 to 2012, and the San Francisco APIC chapter board of directors from 2007 to 2017.

Susan Franklin, RN, is a recently retired nurse with a career spanning six decades. Most recently, she served as the infection prevention practitioner (IPP) at Wellstar Cobb Hospital in Austell, Ga, where she was responsible for surveillance of surgical site infections (SSIs). Previously, she served as IPP at Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital in Marietta, Ga. Franklin earned her degree from Maryland General Hospital School of Nursing and has received numerous awards including recognition from the Georgia Hospital Association and Veteran’s Health Association. She is also active in her community, volunteering at a school and serving on the board of both a women’s shelter and her local church.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the role of the nares in infections caused by S. aureus.
  2. Identify three limitations of screen and treat S. aureus /MRSA risk mitigation programs (targeted decolonization).
  3. Review the emerging data supporting comprehensive MRSA/MSSA colonization risk mitigation programs


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