Title

Staphylococcus: The Resistant Kind

Publication Title

Ohio Nurse

Publication Date

2014

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin resistance, MRSA, Community acquired, Hospital acquired, Epidemiology

Disciplines

Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Diseases | Nursing

Abstract

Objectives

  1. Identify potential causes for development of antibiotic resistance.
  2. Describe associated signs and symptoms of common MRSA infections.
  3. List at risk situations for acquiring MRSA and measures to prevent transmission of MRSA infections.
  4. Describe treatment measures used when MRSA is the causative agent for skin and soft tissue infections.
  5. Identify interventions, including key teaching points, to prevent the spread of MRSA when caring for patients with skin and soft tissue infections.