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  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Essay

    Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus For this assignment I have been asked to choose a pathogen, describe it and explain how the chain of infection can be broken. I have chosen Meticillen Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. As a support worker in theatres MRSA can cause significant problems for us and for patients, therefore we have to have each patient screened before we operate and we have certain standard precautions we need to follow before, during and after surgery. Staphylococcus Aureus is a very common bacteria. Meticillen resistant staphylococcus aureus is a strain of this bacteria that is resistant to some antibiotics that are commonly used to treat staphylococcal infections. Bacteria are single celled microbes that are found everywhere, every habitat has them and they are carried on every human and animal, some bacteria are good and some are bad. Good bacteria can help us digest food whereas bad bacteria are pathogens that make people unwell and can create unwanted symptoms ‎(Microbiology Online, 2016). Staph bacteria can live harmlessly on the skin, 20-30%…

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  • Staphylococcus Aureus Hypothesis

    Prior to the commencement of the experiment, several hypotheses were made in regards to the efficacy of different household antibacterial products on two species of bacteria. The first hypothesis predicted that the most afflicted species of bacteria would be Staphylococcus aureus; the second suggested that products A and C would be more effective at killing both species of bacteria than product B; whilst the third hypothesis proposed that product A would be most active against S.aureus. The…

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  • Staphylococcus Aureus Research Paper

    Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for various types of infections including skin and also respiratory tract infections. S.aureus can infect tissue when if the defensive line such as the skin or mucosal barriers had been breached. The infection caused by this bacteria can be spread in different modes such as direct contact from an infected wound, contact with the hyaluronidase, an enzyme produced by the bacteria that destroys tissues or even skin to skin contact with an infected person.…

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  • Methicillin Case Study

    Impact of penicillin, novobiocin, and kanamycin on Staphylococcus aureus bacterial growth Introduction: In today’s world, bacteria are becoming more abundant and strong in terms of their resistance to antibiotics. As a result of increasing prescription potency, clinicians are supposed to be conscious of those patients who are more inclined to infection by prescribing the appropriate antibiotics on the basis of their sensitivities along with their cultures (Fleming et al., 2006). A recent case…

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  • MRSA Essay

    it was the cleanest place for her to be able to recover. They said she still will possibly need surgeries in case it would come out of its dormant state. There is no guarantee for Lori that it will remain under control. She has to live the rest of her life taking precautions to make sure that she does not transmit her infection to anyone else. Lori lives by the two constants in life, “Change and Uncertainty”. MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus aureus is…

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  • Effects Of Antibiotic Resistance To Antibiotics

    resistance is a problem that is occurring more and more rapidly across the world. Antibiotic resistance is when antibiotics have lost the ability to control or kill bacteria. The bacteria become resistant to antibiotics and continue to multiply. This is causing medical and science communities to grow more and more uneasy as therapeutic levels of antibiotics are becoming less and less effective toward bacterial control. MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is one type of…

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  • Surgical Site Infection Prevention

    patients are at higher risk for postoperative sepsis, and African American patients have two times the risk of developing hospital- acquired methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infection compared with white patients” (Edmiston & Spencer, 2014). There are many reasons why SSIs happen, most of which are preventable. “Factors that contribute to disparities in health care include language barriers, unconscious bias, income level, education, and a tendency of minorities to use lower-quality…

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  • Healthcare-Associated Infection Paper

    that she was strong enough to survive all this pain and agony. Now, the leading cause of healthcare-associated infections is Staphylococcus Aureus (SA) and one type of this infection is the Methicillin-resistant (MRSA). According to NovaDigm Therapeutics (2011), 80,000 cases of MRSA were reported in the U.S leading to 11,000 deaths (Staphylococcus Aureus, n.d.). Besides all the necessary drugs and antibiotics approximately one of seven patients dies from this infection. This shows the necessity…

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  • Write An Essay On Antibiotic Resistance

    Antibiotic Resistance Don’t take any antibiotic medicine if you haven’t read this essay. When taking antibiotics, compliance and consistency are two important words to keep in mind. What problems occur if the doctor’s prescription isn’t fulfilled? Taking antibiotics in a flawed manner could lead to antibiotic resistance . It occurs when bacterias adapt ways: or change, in order to survive from an antibiotic drug (Antibiotic Resistance 2014). An example of this situation is how a strain of…

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  • Staphynthesis Of S. Aureus (MRSA)

    Staphylococcus aureus is a gram-positive bacteria which is an aerobic organism. S. aureus can cause many different infections. Antibiotic resistance is common for S. aureus. It forms golden grapelike clusters that you can see under a microscope. “20-40% of people carry it in their noses and skin.”(6) Most of the time, S.aureus is transported from the nasal passages to the skin. “Coagulase-positive S. aureus is one of the most dangerous pathogen because it develops antibiotic resistance.”(1)…

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