MRSA Question - page 2
I had a nurse tell me that all healthcare workers are probably colonized with MRSA in their noses, just not enough to make us sick. Is this true? If I get immunocompromised one day, can I get deathly ill with respiratory MRSA?... Read More
- 1Jan 11, '07 by SteveNNPEvery staff member (65) in our NICU was swabbed and only 2 came back positive. 1 was a secretary who had no contact with patients, and one was a PRN nurse who only worked once in a while. They both bathed with hibiclens every day, swabbed their nares with bactroban, and went on bactrim and rifampin for 14 days.....both were effectively "decolonized."
- 0Jul 27, '09 by NurseKittenMy favorite is when I've been caring for a new admit for 3 days, come back on the fourth to find them on isolation for MRSA.
"Oh yeah, the wife/husband/significant other told us today they were in the other hospital last week/month/year for MRSA. The cultures came back positive."