Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of bacteria resistant to many forms of antibiotics. Many people carry it in their nose or on their skin. Most infections affect the skin, but MRSA can also infect other organs. Without treatment, infections can be life threatening, causing severe complications like sepsis or endocarditis. Because of its resistance to typical antibiotics, it can be difficult to get rid of. Preventing MRSA infections is the easiest way to protect your patients and their families.
- Living with MRSA booklet for patients—English, Spanish
- Protect Yourself Against MRSA
- Moving to a hospital or skilled nursing facility: What to expect when you have MRSA
- Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America for the Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Adults and Children
- Guidelines for Evaluation and Management of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Outpatient Settings
- MRSA Resources for Schools