MRSA Infection: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention


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The terms 'signs and symptoms' are often used together in medicine, however, they have different meanings. What is the definition of a symptom?

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1. MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. What does resistant mean here?

2. The medical procedure often used to promote healing in a MRSA skin wound is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This helpful quiz and worksheet will assess how much you know about diagnosing and treating MRSA. The quiz requires you to be familiar with how to prevent MRSA.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of 'symptom'
  • What the 'resistant' part of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus means
  • The term for the procedure that promotes the healing of MRSA skin wounds
  • Preventing the spread of MRSA
  • Supportive MRSA care

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about diagnosing and treating MRSA
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about supportive MRSA care and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of 'symptom'

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled MRSA Infection: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention. Here's a quick glance at topics in the lesson:

  • How MRSA may affect the respiratory tract
  • Overview of how MRSA is treated
  • When it was first identified
  • What a MRSA skin wound typically looks like