Methicillin resistant staph aureus pdf
Federal Bureau of Prisons Management of MRSA Infections Clinical Practice Guidelines April 1 1. Purpose The BOP Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections provide recommendations for the prevention, treatment, and containment of MRSA infections within federal correctional facilities. Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is a type of staph infection that is hard to treat because it cannot be killed by many common antibiotics. MRSA can infect any part of the body. MRSA is becoming a very common infection. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Consumer factsheet What happens if you have MRSA? • A swab from your nose and/or any wounds or lesions on your skin, or samples of urine or sputum may be sent to a laboratory to confirm if the MRSA is confined to .