MRSA/MRSP Management (for Nurses)
Multi-drug resistant methicillin resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MDR MRSP) have been increasing in frequency since they were isolated in the late nineties. They have been more of an issue in Australia since 2013 and are now not uncommon, moreso in urban areas. Infections with MDR MRSP often do not respond to conventional antibiotics, and both recognition and treatment can be challenging. Since veterinary hospitals represent a significant risk factor for acquisition of methicillin-resistant staphylococci, it is up to the profession to try and prevent lateral spread of these bacteria between patients. This webinar will focus on both strategies applicable for this in the emergency medicine setting, and also the potential public health issues associated with MRS.
Recording from 5 February 2019
Dr David Robson BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (Canine Medicine), FANZCVS (Dermatology)
Dr David Robson graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 1992 and spent almost seven years in general small animal practice in Brisbane. He moved to Melbourne in late 1999 to commence his residency in veterinary dermatology at the Animal Skin, Ear and Allergy clinic (now part of Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre). He attained Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2005. Dr Robson has lectured in Australia and overseas (New Zealand, United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Austria) and has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed scientific articles. His current professional research interests include Malassezia dermatitis, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, contact allergies and immunotherapy, cyclosporin, and otitis diagnosis and treatment. In what spare time he has from work, house and family, he drives a small hatchback in time trials at the racetrack, snowboards, plays guitar and dives.