Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)


Contact Precautions
Contact Precautions

General Information

Gram positive cocci in clusters, Coagulase positive

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Bloodstream infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus require an Infectious Disease consult

Negative MRSA nares surveillance test within past 7 days indicates 95% likelihood the patient does NOT have MRSA pneumonia. A positive MRSA nares is not strongly correlated with MRSA pneumonia

MRSA is not a common urine pathogen. Addition work up for source recommended.

BioFire: defined as Staphylococcus aureus with positive MecA gene result.

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