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Gram positive cocci in clusters, Coagulase positive
Staphylococcus aureus is a ubiquitous organism that colonizes the skin/nares and can cause invasive disease.
MRSA risk factors include:
ID consultation for management leads to better patient outcomes; ID consult is automatic at SAH per ASP routine policy.
MSSA - Standard precautions.
MRSA - Requires contact precautions. Add droplet precautions if patient has a cough.