1、Brief introduction of MRSA:
MRSA is a common skin bacteria that’s resistant to a range of antibiotics. It lives on the skin of one in three people, and is often transferred on to other surfaces. About 1 in 100 carry MRSA, mainly elderly people who have been in hospital. It usually poses little risk to healthy people.
Contact with the skin of an infected person or carrier or a contaminated surface. The risk of infection increases when people have a cut, wound or other skin damage. The elderly, very young or the unwell are most at risk, as their immune systems are weakened.
*Sores or itchy blisters
*If it gets into the blood stream, MRSA can cause blood poisoning and serious illness
Hand-washing is the single most important step in preventing the spread of MRSA, especially after contact with an infected person or carrier.Cover cuts and grazes with a dressing using antiseptic.Don’t share towels, facecloths or toothbrushes with an infected person. Keep their clothing, sheets, pillows and linens separate from the rest of the family laundry and wash it at 60ºC using a fabric detergent that contains bleach.Disinfect cleaning cloths by soaking, especially after use in the immediate area of the patient or their bathroom.