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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
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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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