Wound: Staphylococcus aureus – Shipped 10 August 2015
A simulated wound swab collected from a 28 year old male, knife fight victim was sent to category A and B laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate, identify Staphylococcus aureus and report susceptibility results.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M152-3
- S. aureus, including MRSA, is a leading cause of skin and soft tis-sue infections, including wound infections.
- Wound infections may be derived from introduced organisms, normal flora of the skin, or from mucous membranes with a normal flora.