MRSA Question - page 2

by Irishgirl 5,656 Views | 15 Comments

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

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    Every 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."
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    So, back to Post # 8 - Dolphine, 1/10/07 -

    How long does MRSA survive away from the human body in warm (70 - 85 dd F), humid climate?

    & does normal refrigeration kill it? Freezing? How long do you have to boil water @ sea level to kill it?

    Thanks! & thanks for the site!

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    I recently read an article about MRSA. It stated that in the U.S. 15% of healthy cats and 38% of dogs with recurrent pyoderma were found to have MRSA. Does anyone else find this extremely interesting? I am anxious to hear other thoughts on this subject.
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    My 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."

    :-\ Lovely.
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    yeah that is definately need to know information! preferably as soon as possible. but usually the info comes a day late and a dollar short!
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    My husband has MRSA (we don't know yet if it is active) and everytime he goes to his Dr's I have to remind them that he has been positive in the past. This is all in the same hospital system too. VERY scary.