Honors Program

Midway Honors, Honors in Nursing

Date of Award

12-2013

Thesis Professor(s)

Lisa Davenport

Thesis Professor Department

Nursing

Thesis Reader(s)

April Stidham, Joy Wachs

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a problem nationally and affects many people from all walks of life. Community associated MRSA is often ignored and not viewed as significant, thus there is a lack of education on the topic. One area that is at a particular risk for the transmission of Community Associated MRSA is physical activity centers. Education in these areas could improve the knowledge of community acquired MRSA among employees and decrease the likelihood of infection at physical activity centers. In this study a pre-test was given. After the pre-test an educational powerpoint on MRSA was presented and then the participants were given a post-test to complete. The goal of this study was to determine if the staff’s knowledge and opinions of MRSA would change after being educated on the topic.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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