MRSA is truly becoming an epidemic. Yesterday I was gowning, gloving and masking all day! I'm so tired of it. I shipped one patient who was septic shock from MRSA whose kidney function was going down the tubes, was on a vasopressor, etc. She had a right elbow MRSA cellulitis. She was having multiple problems including needing dialysis for her acute kidney failureAfter I got her out the door I picked up one of my colleague's patients since her other one ended up on a vent. He's been here forever and a day with resp MRSA and we can't find LTC placement for him. Very nice, undemanding fellow whose care is of the complex sub-acute type, with multiple problems. Gown, glove, mask, gown, glove, mask, gown, glove, mask......Those masks have a disgusting chemical smell, and the gowns are yucky and hot. Ugh, I'm sick of MRSA!!!