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MRSA

  1. 1. Life and Times of: Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)Group 3 <br />
  2. 2. Table of Contents<br />What is MRSA?<br />What causes MRSA?<br />Who is at risk for MRSA?<br />What are the symptoms of MRSA?<br />How is MRSA treated?<br />How Can MRSA be Prevented?<br />Relevant Stats and Research<br />References<br />Quiz<br />
  3. 3. Whatis MRSA?<br /><ul><li>Type of bacteria (Staphylococcus) that are resistant to many antibiotics especially Methicillin.
  4. 4. Staph becomes problem when infection forms
  5. 5. “Super Bug”</li></li></ul><li>Can be spread through casualcontact with infected persons or contaminated objects.<br />Unnecessary use of antibiotics (infood and water also)<br />What causes MRSA?<br />
  6. 6. Who is at risk for MRSA?<br />Everyone! Healthy or not.<br />Healthcare Professionals<br />People in contact with an infected person.<br />People 65+ four times more likely<br />
  7. 7. What are the symptoms of MRSA?<br />Red or tender skin around wound<br />Swollen, painful, oozing boils<br />Does not get better with typical antibiotic treatments<br />Serious symptoms: Fever, difficulty breathing, chills, and chest pain<br />
  8. 8. How is MRSA treated?<br />Drain wound<br />Give IV antibiotic<br />Hospitalization in an isolated room<br />Ointment<br />Asked to wash hands often<br />Kidney dialysis if kidney failure occurs<br />
  9. 9. How Can MRSAbe Prevented?<br />Wash hands<br />Personal items personal<br />Wounds clean and covered<br />Showerafter athletic games and practices<br />Sanitizelinens<br />Use antibiotics appropriately<br />
  10. 10. 43% of all skin infection are the result of one strain of MRSA<br />75% of MRSA are community acquired<br />Responsible for 94,000 life-threatening infections and 18,650 deaths in 2005 (more than AIDS!!!)<br />Relevant Stats and Research<br />
  11. 11. MMMMM!!!<br />
  12. 12. WHOOOA! Look at that thing!<br />
  13. 13. Up close and personal!<br />
  14. 14. References<br />http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-overview<br />http://www.mrsanotes.com/new-mrsa-statistics/<br />http://www.webmd.com/news/20071016/more-us-deaths-from-mrsa-than-aids<br />
  15. 15. Quiz<br />1. What does MRSA stand for?<br />Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus<br />2. What type of disease is MRSA?<br />Chronic Infectious<br />3. How can MRSA be prevented?<br />Potent antibiotics, Wash hands, Clean personal items<br />4. Is MRSA Curable?<br />Yes! It’s a bacteria. Use Potent antibiotics<br />5. What percent of all skin infection is a result of MRSA?<br />43% of all skin infection are the result of one strain of MRSA<br />

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