Staphylococcus: The Resistant Kind
Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin resistance, MRSA, Community acquired, Hospital acquired, Epidemiology
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Diseases | Nursing
- Identify potential causes for development of antibiotic resistance.
- Describe associated signs and symptoms of common MRSA infections.
- List at risk situations for acquiring MRSA and measures to prevent transmission of MRSA infections.
- Describe treatment measures used when MRSA is the causative agent for skin and soft tissue infections.
- Identify interventions, including key teaching points, to prevent the spread of MRSA when caring for patients with skin and soft tissue infections.
Senita, Julie and Rose, Stacy (2014). Staphylococcus: The Resistant Kind. Ohio Nurse 2(4), 11-13. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/nurspubs/121