Skin Staph Infection - MRSA

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Published on July 8, 2014

Author: annasmith723

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PowerPoint Presentation: Skin Staph Infection (MRSA ) By: MRSA Facts: MRSA Facts The official name is Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aurous . It is a “Staph” infection “Staph” and “Strep” bacteria often cause skin infections. MRSA is resistant to many of the traditional “Staph” antibiotics MRSA and Sports: MRSA and Sports Sports who have athletes develop infections include weight lifting, basketball, baseball, canoeing, fencing, football, rugby, running (cross-country), soccer, softball, volleyball, and wrestling. 1993 - 1st case of MRSA in a wrestling team in Vermont 2002 - 03 – MRSA boom!!! -Los Angeles county: athletes & county jail -Colorado, Indiana, and Pennsylvania – fencers, football, & wrestlers 2004 - 05 – high school, college, professional football and basketball MRSA : MRSA Typically presents with an abscess May or may not have surrounding cellulitis Athlete may or may not have risk factors for infection How Do MRSA Infections Occur?: How Do MRSA Infections Occur ? Touching someone’s MRSA-infected skin Touching surfaces that have MRSA on them, like doorknobs and light switches Sharing personal hygiene items (bar soap, towels, and razors) Overusing antibiotics, stopping them early, or missing doses How is MRSA Prevented?: How is MRSA Prevented? Keep personal items personal, Shower after athletic games or practices, Sanitize linens, Wash your hands, Keep wounds covered. How is MRSA treated?: How is MRSA treated? By a healthcare provider who may: Drain the infection and/or Give the correct antibiotic and/or Help reduce the amount of bacteria on the skin. Recurrent MRSA Infections: Recurrent MRSA Infections MRSA skin infections recur at a high rate Skin surface and fomite colonization appear to be as important as nasal colonization Tea tree oil-based soap for hygiene is best. Stop Spreading MRSA!: Stop Spreading MRSA! Wash your hands often with warm, soapy water Use 60% alcohol- based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available Shower immediately after practice and matches Do not share personal hygiene items (bar soap, towels, razors) or clothing Wear practice clothes/ uniforms only once, wash with soap and hot water, dry in hot dryer Stop Spreading MRSA!: Stop Spreading MRSA! Cover all wounds with a clean, dry bandage taped on all four sides Avoid contact with other people’s skin infections Report skin infections to coach/ trainer/ nurse Clean and disinfect athletic/wrestling gear and practice surfaces (mats, benches, weight lifting equipment) after each use Thanks Powered By:: Thanks Powered By: Contact at: Website: http://www.defensesoap.com/ Go To Shop: http://shop.defensesoap.com/magshop/defense-soap-bar-soap.html Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DefenseSoap Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DefenseSoap

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