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NOSOCOMIAL ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT ORGANISMS. MRSA : Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus VRE : Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus. MRSA. Resistant to most antibiotics Found in health care facilities hospitals long term care facilities other care facilities

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Nosocomial antibiotic resistant organisms

NOSOCOMIAL ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT ORGANISMS

MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

VRE: Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus


Nosocomial antibiotic resistant organisms

MRSA

  • Resistant to most antibiotics

  • Found in health care facilities

    • hospitals

    • long term care facilities

      other care facilities

  • Not a threat to healthy people


Why should you be concerned about mrsa

Why should YOU be concerned about MRSA?

  • Difficult to contain

  • Easily spread

  • Hard to treat


Risk factors for mrsa infection

Risk factors for MRSA infection

  • Surgery

  • Devices used in invasive procedures

  • ICU or burn ward

  • Age

  • Treatment with multiple antibiotics

  • Severe illness or disability

  • Prolonged or repeated hospital stays

  • Compromised immune system


How is mrsa spread

How is MRSA spread?

  • Direct contact between health-care workers and clients.

    • Colonized vs. infected persons

  • Health-care workers are the MAIN carriers.

  • NOT usually spread through the air


How do i detect an infection of mrsa

How do I detect an infection of MRSA?

  • Symptoms:

    • drainage from a wound

    • Fever and chills

    • increased White Blood Count


Common sites of infection

Common sites of infection

  • Respiratory tract

  • Surgical wounds

  • Perineum or rectum

  • Skin


How to stop the spread of mrsa

How to stop the spread of MRSA

  • Proper hand-washing:

    • Before caring for each client

    • After removing gloves

    • Before leaving the client’s room


Nosocomial antibiotic resistant organisms

VRE

  • Hard to treat

  • Some forms of VRE pass on their drug-resistant genes!


Risk factors for vre infection

Risk factors for VRE infection

  • Severe illness

  • Treatment with multiple antibiotics

  • Abdominal or cardiac surgery

  • Devices used in invasive procedures

  • Age

  • ICU

  • Prolonged or repeated hospital stays


How does a vre infection develop

How does a VRE infection develop?

  • Opportunistic

  • Bacteria transmitted between clients and health care workers

    • colonized vs. infected persons


Signs of vre infection

Signs of VRE infection

  • Drainage from a wound

  • Fever and chills

  • Increased White Blood Count


Hand washing prevents spread of vre

Hand-washing prevents spread of VRE

  • Wash hands before patient care

  • Wash hands after removing gloves

  • Wash hands BEFORE leaving the patient’s room.


Mrsa and vre

MRSA AND VRE

  • All health-care workers play a role in preventing the spread of these nosocomial infections.

  • REMEMBER-WASH YOUR HANDS


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