Flashcards in MRSA Deck (5)
What is MRSA?
Mutated form of Staph Aureus (aerobic, gram+)
Normal flora in nose, throat and skin folds.
Resistant to penicillin,cephalosporins and cabapenems.
Who is at risk for CA-MRSA? And what infection is most common?
IV drug users
Most common: Skin and soft tissue infections
Who is at risk for HA-MRSA? And what are the most common infections?
Hospital/long-term care patients
Overuse of antibiotics
Most common: pneumonia, bloodstream infections and surgical site infections.
Define prevention for MRSA.