Moving To a Hospital or Skilled Nursing Facility: What to Expect When You Have MRSA
January 01, 2010
This publication was developed in collaboration with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and the Pierce County Antimicrobial Resistance Task Force - Infection Control & Prevention Committee. It is intended to explain the differences between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities when caring for people with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). It was developed based on common questions from patients, residents, family members, caregivers, and staff from hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. Topics include: prevention, personal care, and housekeeping. It was tested with the intended audience using intercept interviews.
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Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Pierce County Antimicrobial Resistance Task Force-Infection Control & Prevention Committee