Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the more prevalent nosocomial infections in healthcare faculties today. Any patient with a compromised immune system or open wound is susceptible to contracting MRSA from medical staff or even family members. Although MRSA is commonly connected to health care facilities, MRSA can be found anywhere.
Discuss who you believe to be at the highest risk for MRSA outside the health care environment? Explain.
Discuss the common fomites—or transmission factors—involved, as well as the preventative measures the public can do to reduce or prevent MRSA infections.