Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)

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

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