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Subject: MRSA

MRSA Information: In response to the deluge of MRSA calls, here is a somewhat updated list of MRSA resources. The last link, in particular, has some nice toolkits for schools, including custodian guidance. They also have a fact sheet specific for police officers. As you know, the

MDPH site also has lots of helpful info specific to schools and athletic departments AND has fact sheets in multiple languages-

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Antibiotic Resistance Web

Page:

This site contains detailed information specific to health professionals, correctional health professionals, school health professionals and school athletic professionals. In addition, several different public health fact sheets are available in multiple languages.

http://www.mass.gov/dph/cdc/antibiotic/antibiotic_home.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_mrsa_ca.html

Los Angeles County:

http://lapublichealth.org/acd/MRSA.htm

Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms in Non-Hospital Healthcare Settings

(CDC):

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_multidrugFAQ.html

MDRO Guidelines 2006 (CDC):

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/pdf/ar/mdroGuideline2006.pdf

Federal Bureau of Prisons Clinical Practice Guidelines 2005:

www.bop.gov//news/PDFs/mrsa.pdf 

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology,

Inc. (APIC):

http://www.apic.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department:

This site contains toolkits for Middle and High Schools, Outpatients

Clinics and Childcare centers. It also includes a fact sheet for police departments.

http://www.tpchd.org/page.php?id=12

 

 

Anne H. Sheetz

Director of School Health Services

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

250 Washington Street

Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: (617) 624-6018

FAX: (617) 624-6062

anne.sheetz@state.ma.us