Sputum: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – Shipped February 13, 2018 –
All simulated sputum collected from 54 year old male in ICU was sent to category A and B laboratories.
Participants were expected to identify methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and report susceptibilities. Laboratories were also expected to report the isolate to Infection Control (IC).
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M174-2
- MRSA pneumonia is associated with high morbidity and mortality
- Compliance with institutional Infection Control recommendations help mitigate against the spread of MRSA in healthcare settings