American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Infection Control: Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

Cheryl Ann Alexander and Lidong Wang

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2015.74.82

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 11, Issue 3

Pages 74-82

Abstract

Health care personnel come into contact with Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on a daily basis. Emergency practitioners must become aware of the trend toward community and health care acquired infections and how to treat and prevent them. Medication treatment is specific to each infection. Disease prevention is mandatory to keep the number of cases decreasing. In this study, a survey of literature has been conducted on the evolution of health care acquired infection based on level of evidence. Early identification and isolation for MRSA at the point of patient entry can prevent MRSA spread and Health Care Associated Infections (HAIs).

Copyright

© 2015 Cheryl Ann Alexander and Lidong Wang. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.