Has anyone had experience with MRSA infection in an ER setting? I am currently fighting this localized nickel sized infection on my foot (blister turned into horrible "purple grape" on my ankle) had I and D, given one dose Rocephin IV, week of Keflex, now on Bactrim, cannot work, wound looks nasty, wondering if anyone else has experienced anything like this. Does this mean I am out of a job? What resources do I have? Where can I learn more about this terrible thing? Thanks very much for any help. I am very curious to know how we can find out more about this. I guess it goes without saying that this is a very depressing situation to find yourself in. "Never sick a day in my life" kind of person, and all of the sudden "poof" there you are at the mercy of this "bug"? Any and all advice would be very greatly appreciated.
There are several articles about MRSA on Medscape. This one was the one I'd read recently, but you can do a search and find more:
As far as the prognosis goes, and when you can return to work, wouldn't you talk to someone in Employee Health about that?
Last edit by UM Review RN on May 23, '05
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