mrsa is a very prevalent infection in nursing homes, when we respond to a nursing home they inform us whether the patient has mrsa or not and we have to take specific precautions when handling the patient.
it is just one of the many things an EMT has to worry about getting exposed to.
It is a type of staph infection that is not easily treated. My mother has MRSA and had to be hospitalized because the antibiotics that were prescribed were IV and extremely expensive!
MRSA is a bacterial infection thats extremely resistant to many antibiotics.
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