PHARMACOLO GICAL MANAGEMENT OF MRSA WITH VANCOMYCIN Traci Boullion NSG6005 Advanced Pharmacology
METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a significant cause of health care-associated infections. Most MRSA infections occur in people who've been in hospitals or other health care settings, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers. When it occurs in these settings, it's known as health care-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA). HA-MRSA infections typically are associated with invasive procedures or devices, such as surgeries, intravenous tubing or artificial joints (Choo & Chambers, 2016).
CAUSES Different varieties of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly called "staph," exist. Staph bacteria are normally found on the skin or in the nose of about one-third of the population. The bacteria are generally harmless unless they enter the body through a cut or other wound, and even then they usually cause only minor skin problems in healthy people.
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