Providence Alaska Medical Center
Anchorage, Alaska, USA
The patient education and instruction sheet is given to the patient once a positive culture for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been identified. The Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) is responsible for giving this to the RN caring for the patient or the ICP communicates directly with the patient. This informational sheet is provided at the same time the MD progress note is placed in the patient's chart. This sheet is also being given to patients discharged from the emergency department with previous or known history of MRSA.
Provide informational sheet to the patient once a positive MRSA culture has been identified.