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MRSA Infections in Child Care Programs. What is MRSA?. Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus Aureus Bacteria that causes infections on the surface on the skin, or goes into skin and causes a boil or abcess. Why are Children in child care at risk?. How is MRSA spread?.

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What is mrsa
What is MRSA?

  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus Aureus

  • Bacteria that causes infections on the surface on the skin, or goes into skin and causes a boil or abcess



How is mrsa spread
How is MRSA spread?

  • Usually skin to skin contact

  • Sharing personal items and equipment

  • Soiled surfaces

  • Close contact environments


5 c s
5-C’s

  • Crowding

  • Contact

  • Compromised skin

  • Contaminated items and surfaces

  • Cleanliness (lack of)


How do you limit the spread
How do you limit the spread?

  • Thorough handwashing

  • All toys should be cleaned and disinfected between uses

  • Thorough cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces with an EPA registered sanitizer or ¼ cup bleach to 1 gallon water



How is mrsa treated
How is MRSA treated?

  • Soft tissue infections drained and cleaned by MD

  • Take ALL of your antibiotics*

  • Don’t share or save antibiotics


Reportable
Reportable?

  • Not in KY


Does a child with mrsa need to be excluded from a group care setting
Does a child with MRSA need to be excluded from a group-care setting?

  • No, if the wound can be covered and the dressing kept dry and intact.

  • Red, swollen and painful areas


Does a center need to be closed and sanitized if a child has mrsa
Does a center need to be closed and sanitized if a child has MRSA?

  • No; clean and sanitize all objects and surfaces that may have come in contact with infected wounds.

  • Continue with routine cleaning and sanitizing


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