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The focus of this research is on how antibiotic resistant
affects the health care community.  The W.H.O
organization listed six different antibiotic resistance pathogens as high priority
one of them being MRSA (McNeil, 2017). This pathogen is resistant against many
different antibiotics greatly affecting health care settings like hospitals or
nursing homes (MRSA in Healthcare Settings, 2015), for this reason MRSA is a
major antibiotic resistance problem causing the most health care-associated
infections. This antibiotics resistance is responsible 80,000 severe infections
and around 11,000 deaths per year (Antibiotic resistance threats, 2013). MRSA
is a staph bacterium which causes skin infections and sepsis, pneumonia or
bloodstream infections sometimes leading to death. This is how this antibiotic resistance
has wreaked the different healthcare communities. The only way to known if an infection
is cause by MRSA is with a laboratory culture of the bacteria, it does not show
symptoms making it hard to detect and therefore we cannot prevent is its
exposure to other people.  Different
health departments, hospitals and medical centers have joined hands with the
CDC to develop effective prevention programs. They are currently using two
different systems that provide information and updates of different types of MRSA
infections (MRSA Tracking, 2016). One of the is called National Healthcare
Safety program which focuses on the different MRSA infections in health departments
and facilities. And the other one is the Emerging Infections Program; they
analyze how MRSA antibiotic resistance affects the general community and helps identify
people who are at higher risk. Many different studies report that MRSA
infections can be prevented. This positive result was in part because of the CDC
guidelines that aid healthcare facilities to improve antibiotic resistance applications,
some of these guidelines required for health care facility leaders to promote
wise antibiotic use, making sure lab staff can identify infections (Antibiotic
resistance threats, 2013). These are some of the ways developed to remedy this antibiotic
resistance havoc.