Essay on Mrsa
Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is a gram positive bacterial that is normally found on the skin and in the throat, and is a life threatening staphylococcal infection that may arise within hospitals, and “is frequently responsible for abscesses, endocarditis, impetigo, osteomyelitis, pneumonia, and septicemia.” Treatment usually includes bed rest, analgesics, and an anti-microbial drug that is resistant to penicillinase, an enzyme secreted by many species of staphylococcus. This writer will discuss the history of MRSA, article reviewed, community described in article, means to address the problem, and ethical …show more content…
Community Described This article advises that the community is children and adults who live in overcrowded conditions such as athletes, prisoners, soldiers, and individuals with limited access to healthcare, people with low socioeconomic status, and certain ethnic or racial minorities.
Means to address Community MRSA According to Stanhope and Lancaster (2008), means to address community acquired MRSA involve “building partnerships, providing education, making surveillance a top priority to prevent