MRSA Concerns

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I just read an article in a podiatry magazine and it stated the the community acquired MRSA can be treated much easier than hospital acquired. It responds much more readily to some of the older antibiotics. It is very scary and I see alot of MRSA where I work. I use good handwashing and I always wear gloves when taking of dressings or having any contact with my patients. Hope I never have to deal with this type of infection myself.

Rnandsoccermom

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Has 32 years experience.

The most important thing to remember about MRSA is that it readily collects on flat surfaces. It is not airborne. Therefore, when giving direct patient care, wear a gown and always wear gloves. Wash your hands afterwards.

I have three children, my husband is an RT, and I have always worked on resp/vent units. Knock on wood, no MRSA at home. You have to think about it!

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