Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

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Step ONE: There are several diseases that will put a healthcare provider at risk. Healthcare providers are often worried of getting dirty needle sticks and contracting a disease such as Hepatitis or HIV. Not only are Health care providers are being precautious towards dirty needle sticks, but are also precautious towards staph bacteria such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Patients who have MRSA are resistant to different antibiotics in which cause health problems. MRSA affects healthcare providers and anyone who comes in direct contact with the infected person or anyone who touches items with the bacteria that causes staph. It is mainly a skin infection but it could also affect the lungs, blood, heart, bones or joints.…show more content…
When the physician or other healthcare goes into the room they wear certain protective gear. To prevent the spread of MRSA amongst children’s sports it is best advisable to properly cover and dress any cuts and or scrapes. To prevent the spread of MRSA within child day care it is best cover and any wounds that happen during the day care and to teach students proper hand washing techniques. I agree with the preventative measures each facility takes to prepare themselves against a person with MRSA and to prevent the disease. It is very common to contract the disease while working in a healthcare environment so I agree with isolating the patient and use the proper protective equipment each time a worker goes into the patient’s room. Step FOUR: There are different topics regarding the contraction of MRSA. One of those topics states that boys are more susceptible to acquire such disease than girls. Circumcised boys are twice as susceptible as any other boy. This statement increases the preoccupation of parents to whether they should or shouldn’t circumcise their infant boy. If a child acquires MRSA he or she can return to school unless otherwise instructed from a
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