Correct me - MRSA - page 2

How are you saying MRSA? I've heard it many different ways. Mar sa Mer sa M R S A... Read More

  1. by   CHATSDALE
    mrsa
    i had never heard of mer-sa until the media took up the hue/cry
    i have heard of cabbage in getting report but in years on a cardiac surgery floor i only heard used a couple of times by personnel
    regional thing i guess
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from CHATSDALE
    mrsa
    i had never heard of mer-sa until the media took up the hue/cry
    i have heard of cabbage in getting report but in years on a cardiac surgery floor i only heard used a couple of times by personnel
    regional thing i guess
    I came into nursing in my late 30's/early 40's and thought medical terms were weird. . . . I had a hard time writing SOB because to me it meant a profanity. Now I write it w/o even thinking about it.

    Everyone says cabbage here . . . especially in CCU.

    steph
  3. by   carrie13
    I hear it referred to as mer-sa much more than M.R.S.A
  4. by   June55Baby
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    this is just driving me crazy. i am so sick of hearing m.e.r.s.a... how about mrsa and leave it at that. what's up with all the cutzie nicknames for a rotten bacteria.
    you are right about the cutsie nick names! won't be long before we have mama's naming their precious babies mersa!

    where i'm from we call it m.r.s.a.
  5. by   mauxtav8r
    Quote from June55Baby
    You are right about the cutsie nick names! Won't be long before we have mama's naming their precious babies Mersa!
    This is no joke . . . too bad I'm laughing so hard . . .
  6. by   NurseCard
    I have heard "cabbage" too, and M.R.S.A, but I've also heard it called "mer-sa". That gets under my skin, though.
  7. by   cardiacRN2006
    Mer-sa...
  8. by   Sabby_NC
    Quote from June55Baby
    You are right about the cutsie nick names! Won't be long before we have mama's naming their precious babies Mersa!

    Where I'm from we call it M.R.S.A.
    LOL I chuckled when I read this but oh so true...

    M.R.S.A here!!!
  9. by   TXstudentRN
    Quote from June55Baby
    You are right about the cutsie nick names! Won't be long before we have mama's naming their precious babies Mersa!

    Where I'm from we call it M.R.S.A.

    I know a Mersai... close enough for me, even though it's pronounced mer-sigh. Oh the world we live in!
  10. by   CT Pixie
    Here in Connecticut the news and laypeople call it mer sa.

    but I've heard medical professionals call it mer sa and M R S A

    either way its a nasty bug
  11. by   NurseBranch
    When I first started my CNA classes my instructor would always talk about an infection called "Mercer" we needed to be aware of. Not having any education, I kept googling and trying to research Mercer to no avail. I did not know what she was talking about until I put 2 and 2 together at the nursing home and realized what she was talking about.

    However, at my hospital, we say Mer-sa.
  12. by   CoffeeRTC
    I have fun reading about this one, that is why I posted it!

    Its just that the media has been all over MRSA in our area due to the increase in highschool students that have been testing postive.
    I cringe every time I listen to a report.

    It is MRSA for me.
  13. by   CyndieRN2007
    Mer-sa

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