MRSA Case Study

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Introduction The number of patients diagnosed with methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA) among the total of patient admitted in hospitals are getting higher. That occurrence tends to appear common in the health care field. Different interventions are putting in place to stop or limit the spread of the disease. According to the CDC (2010), people who come in contact with MRSA should adopt a high hand hygiene behavior, by cleaning hands, not sharing personal items, to have a clean environment and/or wearing a mask. The choice of appropriate method will depend of the location of the germ (in the wound or noses). However, the visitors and/or nurses by using the preventive techniques when coming in contact with these patients is not …show more content…
Among the strategies to overcome to disease spread are the application of the contact precaution, and the isolation of patients with MRSA positive results. Until today, the higher priority is still about infection control and prevention than all other means included the pharmaceutical (Barratt, Shaban, & Moyle, 2011). Nurses appear to face the most responsibility in caring patients with MRSA. The moral and ethical effects of isolating patients are other challenges nurses and their patients share. The goal of this research study is to identify obstacles and difficulties that might occur and impact the multiple facets and resources used when caring for an isolated patient. By identifying these issues and problems it might be possible to discover new ways and ideas to improve experiences and outcomes within this patient …show more content…
With (Barratt et al., 2011), data from multiple academic databases were computerized what allow to retrieve articles ranging from 1990 to 2010. 20 studies were done have involved multiple designs such as interviews, questionnaires, case studies, and psychological tests. The samples reviewed within Barratt et al. (2011) were from patients’ source isolated with MRSA and other highly transmittable infections. Because of to the lack of tangible data revealing patient’s perspectives, other infectious diseases patients placed on similar contact precautions were taking in consideration into the findings. Barratt et al. (2011), examined literature containing multiple sample sizes, different countries, and different healthcare

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