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

  1. by   sp1nter
    mer sa for me
  2. by   ElvishDNP
    mer-sa or M R S A
    Either way works for me, though I prefer Mer-sa. Fewer syllables.
  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Arwen_U
    mer-sa or M R S A
    Either way works for me, though I prefer Mer-sa. Fewer syllables.
    Me too . . . . so much verbiage in medicine, we shorten a lot.

    steph
  4. by   tutored
    I say, and hear, "Mersa".
  5. by   MA Nurse
    Recently I've been reading a lot about MRSA in the news. Some kids at schools have died from it. Our local schools have been pronouncing it "Mersah"....running all the letters together like it's a word. Have you ever heard of it being said that way? In my almost 20 years in nursing, I've only heard it said by the initials "M...R...S...A."

    Just curious what you think.
    Also, I'm trying not to worry about it becoming widespread, but it is a little scary!
  6. by   HM2VikingRN
    I have always heard it pronounced "Mursa"
  7. by   MA Nurse
    Bizarre! I guess it depends on where you live maybe??
  8. by   Valanda
    Both MRSA and mer sa seem to be used regularly around here, but I have one nurse i work with who calls it mer sa staph. Makes me nuts! I always want to ask her, " just what is it you think the 'S' in M.R.S.A. stands for ?"
  9. by   tutored
    Quote from Valanda
    Both MRSA and mer sa seem to be used regularly around here, but I have one nurse i work with who calls it mer sa staph. Makes me nuts! I always want to ask her, " just what is it you think the 'S' in M.R.S.A. stands for ?"
    :smackingf....that would drive me nuts, too! That goes in the same category as people who say, "Nu-Cu-Lar". Maybe with this particular nurse, it stands for, "Mostly Resistant to Standard Alphabetizing"
  10. by   KJB_65
    We say Mersa here. I rarely hear anyone say M R S A.
  11. by   CT Pixie
    Quote from Valanda
    Both MRSA and mer sa seem to be used regularly around here, but I have one nurse i work with who calls it mer sa staph. Makes me nuts! I always want to ask her, " just what is it you think the 'S' in M.R.S.A. stands for ?"
    Oh you and both witht the MRSA staph!! Our local TV news has been all over the "MRSA scare", as we've had quite a few cases in high school kids. Two reporters are FOREVER saying MRSA staph...ugggh!!! They have even given the words for the letters and added STAPH at the end...uhhh a bit redundent isn't it?!
  12. by   truern
    mer sa

    I've never heard anybody around here say M R S A
  13. by   swee2000
    At the hospital I work at, everyone pronounces it as "Mer-sa". No one ever says it by its initials.

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