If you've been recently diagnosed with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), be sure to notify health care staff that you are MRSA positive.In a health care facility
- Infection control staff will place a 'contact precautions' sign on your door advising health care workers and visitors of any special equipment (e.g. gloves, gowns) that they should use.
- Your activities outside your room may be restricted, because MRSA can spread easily in some acute care settings.
- In some cases, equipment used in your daily care will remain in your room.
- You will be taught how to clean your hands with soap and water and with a waterless hand-cleaning agent. You must always clean your hands after using the toilet, before meals and upon leaving your room.
- Health care staff and visitors must clean their hands when they enter and when they leave your room. Do not be shy about reminding everyone to clean his or her hands.