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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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Mrsa infections in child care programs

MRSA Infections in Child Care Programs


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


Why are children in child care at risk

Why are Children in child care at risk?


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


Mrsa infections in child care programs

  • Observe children for open wounds

  • If wound is draining or contains pus, should see an MD

  • If drainage can’t be contained by a bandage, should be excluded.


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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