MRSA Infection is a Risk in Nursing Homes

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 13th April 2013
MRSA Infection - MRSA Infectious Disease

MRSA Infection – MRSA Infectious Disease

What is a MRSA Infection?

MRSA Infection, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria infection that is resistant to certain antibiotics called  beta-lactams. These resistant antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as penicillin, amoxicillin, and oxacillin. Most MRSA infections are skin infections.  See, CDC Definition of MRSA Infection.

MRSA Infection Statistics

In 2010, encouraging results from a CDC study published in the Journal of the American Medical AssociationExternal Web Site Icon showed that invasive (life-threatening) MRSA infections in healthcare settings are declining. Invasive MRSA infections that began in hospitals declined 28% from 2005 through 2008. Decreases in infection rates were even bigger for patients with bloodstream infections. In addition, the study showed a 17% drop in invasive MRSA infections that were diagnosed before hospital admissions (community onset) in people with recent exposures to healthcare settings.

This study (or report) complements data from the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) that found rates of MRSA bloodstream infections occurring in hospitalized patients fell nearly 50% from 1997 to 2007.

MRSA Infection Topics Provided by the Center for Disease Control – Source CDC

MRSADefinition

What is MRSA?…

CDC MRSA Prevention in a Health Care SettingPrevention

Personal, Healthcare Settings, Athletics, Schools…

CDC Information on MRSA TreatmentTreatment also Care of MRSA

What To Do, Clinical Information…

CDC Information on MRSA Tracking and DiagnosisDiagnosis & Testing

Clinical Diagnosis, Laboratory Information…

CDC MRSA Information Statistics

Tracking and Statistical Data…

Information from the CDC on MRSA Symptoms

Skin Infections, Photos, …

peoplePeople at Risk

Personal, Healthcare Settings, Athletics, Schools…

Information from CDC on Causes of MRSACauses

MRSA Information, How MRSA is Spread, Origins…

CDC Images of MRSA

Educational Resources General education & Athletic posters…

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from Staph, C Diff, MRSA Infection, VRE, CRE   or any other infectious disease or other neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to KLaBore@mnnursinghomeneglect.com, or call Ken at 612-743-9048 or call him at his direct toll free number 1-888-452-6589.

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