MRSA, which is an acronym for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is a type of staph bacteria resistant to certain antibiotics. MRSA infections can be severe and potentially life-threatening among patients in health care settings. Given the danger of MRSA and the ability of a staph infection to develop in hospitals and other health care facilities, it is critical that medical professionals practice proper procedures to prevent these infections.
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MRSA is difficult to treat due to its resistance to many antibiotics. If MRSA symptoms are not detected early, it can result in severe illness or even death. Patients with weak immune systems are especially vulnerable to this type of infection. When MRSA gets into the body, it can result in life-threatening infections in the bloodstream known as sepsis, bones, joints, heart valves and lungs.
Proper protocols must be followed to ensure that MRSA infections do not spread from patient to patient or to visitors of MRSA-infected patients. Patients who enter the hospital with MRSA should be identified, and any medical professionals who interact with those patients should wear gloves, masks and gowns, while following proper hand-washing procedures.
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