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Screening for MRSA: How to Swab

Surveillance cultures for MRSA are an invaluable tool in today’s healthcare environment. By utilizing proper swabbing techniques, your facility can quickly identify MRSA infection and colonization, and prevent transmission.


Program Highlights


  • Provides a brief overview of MRSA

  • Highlights why surveillance is conducted

  • Emphasizes the importance of clean tests, proper labeling and documentation

  • Visual demonstration of how to swab the nares (moist and dry swab)

  • Visual demonstration of how to swab the axilla and groin

  • Visual demonstration of how to swab a wound (Levine twirl and Z-stroke technique)


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Learning Objective

To educate healthcare professionals in proper techniques for swabbing for MRSA, including step-by-step demonstrations of how to conduct a nasal, a groin, and a wound swab.


Program Includes

Clinical Advisors

  • Candace Anglea, RN, BSN, CIC

  • Patricia A. Byers, RM, M(ASCP), CIC

  • Susan Cohen, MT, ASCP

  • Wanda Neal Hooper, RN, BSN, MS, CIC

  • Anita Prinz, RN, BSN, CWOCN

  • Maureen Spencer, RN, M.Ed., CIC

  • April Tracy, RN, BSN, ICP



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