i'm in nursing school and am begining my med-surg rotation in jaunuary.
two years ago, i had a ruptured appendix. at the time, i was a healthy twenty-eight year old with 2 small children and thought it was the flu until i collapsed a week later. i ended up in icu for a week and then 2 more weeks on the med-surg floor. during this time, my appy wound was getting worse. they cultured it and it was mrsa+.
i participated in a phase iii study of ceftobiprole vs. vancomycin, receiving it for 28 days through a picc line. i had complications from my wound for approximately 4 months, but after the study my wound had been cultured again several times, each time with a negative result of mrsa. (thank goodness!)
my question is this: am i predisoped to getting mrsa again if i would with a client who is infected with this? i don't mind working with clients who have this, i vividly remember the lonliness and embarrassment of being on isolation and would want to help these clients as much as i can. should i take more precautions other than the contact isolation measures?
thanks so much for any advice.
*edited for spelling