How can it be prevented
The media often focus on clean hospitals and clean hands as a key to combating MRSA. Others believe that this will only cut cases by 30% and that a diverse strategy is vital and will include:
- Clean Wards - especially surfaces and keyboards.
- Staff Screening - are they super carriers?
- Patient Screening - so that they can be decolonised and to avoid self infection.
- Hospital Equipment - because it can take the infection deep into a wound.
- Air Hygiene - to help prevent nasal colonisation
- Antibiotic Restraint - because resistance grows from over prescription
- The Food Chain - is resistance also provoked by over use in animals?
- Patient Isolation - this helps lessen the potential risk of airborne infection
- Lifestyle Choices - needle injected drugs and multiple sexual partners help spread chronic illnesses that emerge slowly.
- Read on for more answers to your MRSA questions
Your MRSA Questions Answered
How do you catch MRSA
MRSA Skin Infections
Is MRSA Contagious?
Where could you catch MRSA?
Is there an MRSA Incubation period
Chronic MRSA Infections & MRSA Reinfection
Are you an MRSA Carrier?
MRSA Colonization - Infected but not sick?
MRSA & Sex - The Facts
MRSA precautions you can take
What is community MRSA
How is MRSA treated
4 Key MRSA Treatments
MRSA Treatment - A short guide
Can you die from MRSA?
MRSA treatment - Official USA guidelines
MRSA Pneumonia & Flu
Are there other staph infections
MRSA Virus or MRSA Bacteria
What is Mersa