Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)

Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)


Standard Precautions

General Information

Gram positive cocci in clusters, coagulase positive

Staph aureus is a ubiquitous organism that colonizes the skin/nares and can cause invasive disease.

  • Pyogenic skin and soft tissue infection
  • MSK infection
  • Endocarditis
  • Abscess
  • Pneumonia
  • Infection of prosthetic devices
  • Others

Add droplet precautions if patient has a cough.

ID consult for optimal patient outcomes strongly suggested

Automatic ID consult at SAH per ASP routine policy