To avoid MRSA in the lungs, follow preventive measures to steer clear of contact with MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). During medical procedures it will be up to medical personnel to take precautions to prevent this staph infection from being spread from one patient to another.
Making sure all shared equipment is properly sanitized and medical staff wash their hands properly and wear gloves will prevent the spread of the bacteria.
Following MRSA precautions will reduce the risk of this type of lung infection.
Preventing MRSA from Spreading to the Lungs
MRSA can spread to the lungs from other parts of the body, contaminated surface, or direct contact with someone who is infected with the bacteria. A break in the skin may be the point of entry. Keeping the following covered will reduce the risk:
Good hygiene is another way to prevent a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. Risk of an infection may increase during a necessary medical procedure.
Preventing an Infection During a Medical Procedure
Before a medical procedure make sure that you are showered and put on clean clothes. Make sure you either do not have contact with shared equipment or know the sanitizing procedure that is used between patients. Before touching any breathing equipment, make sure you wash with soap and water or use an alcohol based sanitizer. Antibacterial products promote staph bacteria that mutates into resistant strains.
A strong immune system and following recommended guidelines to reduce the risk of a MRSA infection will prevent the bacteria from entering into the lungs.