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Cough/ Shortness of breath
Rash Pneumonia: Inflammatory disease of the lungs mainly affecting the alveoli
Sepsis: Occurs when immune system reactions interferes with the blood's nutrient delivery abilities
Skin infections such as cellulitis, impetigo, and the most deadly, necrotizing fasciitis. Hospital-Associated MRSA- Methicillin-resistant
Staphyloccocus aureus Affects patients in long-term care facilities, on dialysis, those who take hypodermic drugs, get tattoos, etc.
HA-MRSA infections associated with invasive procedures, artificial joints and tubing, among others.
Especially dangerous for elderly patients with weak immune systems MRSA What is MRSA? Lauren Melton and
period 1 What is MRSA? Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Staph germ resistant to 1st level antibiotics
Germ spreads through skin-to-skin contact
most common in those with weakened immune systems
Same germ that causes diseases such as pimples, cellulitis and pneumonia
Two types: Hospital-associated and Community-associated -Invasive MRSA infection dropped 28% from 2005 to 2008
-MRSA-related bloodstream infections dropped nearly 50% from 1997 to 2007
-Nearly 5% of hospitalized patients contract the MRSA virus
-Nearly 70% of all staph infections occur as a result of MRSA
- in 2005, 85% of all invasive MRSA infections were from healthcare facilities with patients contracting infections after their stay ( two-thirds) and one-third while in the facility.
- In 2005, there were about 368,600 hospital stays for infections with MRSA CA-MRSA Statistics -14% of all MRSA infections occurred in the community in 2005
-Almost 1 million in US infected with MRSA; 100,000 estimated dead Wash hands frequently
reduce skin contact with others
keep personal items to yourself
Keep wounds clean and covered
Proper hygiene Why do we need to know? MRSA is a serious virus that can turn into deadly diseases
It is becoming widespread especially with high school athletes
Hospital-associated can be especially dangerous for the elderly and the very sick
The average age of a person with HA-MRSA is 68, while the average age of a person with CA-MRSA is 23 (CA-MRSA is more common among young people)
in 2004, 64% of all Stap. Aureus infections were MRSA, and it is estimated that today it is over 70%. In Conclusion MRSA is a staph germ that is spread by skin-to-skin contact
If left untreated, MRSA can balloon into multiple infections that can prove to be deadly
MRSA can be prevented in some ways by washing hands often, keeping distance from people with staph germ and not sharing personal items with strangers.
If infected, call a doctor to start antibiotic medication immediately and refrain from touching others (general practice when ill). Community-associated MRSA is spread by sharing personal items such as towels, razors
Sign of infection is a red, irritated boil
Infections may spread to bloodstream, heart, lungs and other organs
High rates of CA-MRSA were found in groups that had close human contact (ex. people in the military, athletes, prison inmates)