Presentation on theme: "MRSA Is it serious? Is it serious?. Infections caused by MRSA Boils – red, swollen, painful, pus bump Located back of neck groin buttock, armpit, beard."— Presentation transcript:
MRSA Is it serious? Is it serious?
Infections caused by MRSA Boils – red, swollen, painful, pus bump Located back of neck groin buttock, armpit, beard of men, visible skin trauma (cuts and abrasions)
How is MRSA Transmitted Direct skin to skin contact Contact with shared items or surfaces that have come in contact with infected with someone else’s infection (towels, used bandages)
Settings where MRSA Skin Infections Occur Factors that make it easier for MRSA to spread 5 C’s Crowding Contact – skin to skin Compromised skin (cuts or abrasions) Contaminated items and surfaces Cleanliness ( lack of)
5 C’s common locations Schools Dormitories Military barracks Households Correctional Facilities Daycare centers ANYWHERE
Protect yourself from MRSA Good hygiene – wash hands with soap and water, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, showering after exercises Cover cuts or abrasions Avoid sharing personal items Use a barrier between skin and shared equipment ( weight bench) Clean environment ( wipe off frequently touched surfaces.)