Welcome to Episode 125 of the Nursing Show
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Tip of The Week- Review of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
MRSA, otherwise known as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, is a type of staphylococcus bacteria that is resistant to certain types of antibiotics. It can either be hospital associated (HA-MRSA) which happens in the healthcare setting or community acquired (CA- MRSA) which is passed through skin contact with infected people.
MRSA may present as a skin infection or a bump which may be red, swollen, painful, warm to touch, with pus or drainage and accompanied by fever.
The incidence of MRSA in both hospital and community setting lies in proper infection control and good hand hygiene. Some of the things that nurses should remember when it comes to the prevention of the spread of MRSA in the healthcare setting includes, wound and drainage precautions, disinfection of articles contaminated with wound drainage and practice of proper handwashing in between patients.
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