Mrsa

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MRSA in the Community According to Mosby’s Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary (2002), Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is a gram positive bacterial that is normally found on the skin and in the throat, and is a life threatening staphylococcal infection that may arise within hospitals, and “is frequently responsible for abscesses, endocarditis, impetigo, osteomyelitis, pneumonia, and septicemia.” Treatment usually includes bed rest, analgesics, and an anti-microbial drug that is resistant to penicillinase, an enzyme secreted by many species of staphylococcus. This writer will discuss the history of MRSA, article reviewed, community described in article, means to address the problem, and ethical…show more content…
Ethical Issues According to Herman, Kee, Moores, and Ross (2008), “there is no data to support use of mupirocin or antiseptic body washes to eliminate colonization in people with community acquired MRSA (p.223).” Furthermore, they advise that proper hand washing, good personal hygiene, and appropriate wound care should be sufficient. However, advises provider to consult an infection disease specialist to discuss measure to discuss colonization (p.223). Orem’s Nursing Model Theory According to Orem (2001), nurses in the community have an important service to offer, and the nurse must promote and maintain the health and welfare of the community (p.416). In addition, she goes on to advise that the goal of the community nurse is health promotion, protection, and prevention. Furthermore, the nurse in the community must think about the population, components of therapeutic self-care demand pertinent to members of the population, and evaluate effectiveness of self-care agency of community members (p.417). Nursing Interventions According to Orem (2001), nursing interventions include applying epidemiological techniques for identifying populations at risk, obtaining public health experts to identify needed community programs,

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