MRSA Toolkit for Elementary Schools

This toolkit has been designed to help prevent and stop or reduce the spread of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infections in elementary schools. It contains educational materials targeted to the school health team, teachers, custodians, students and parents.

We suggest that you review all the materials provided and use them appropriately to fit your situation.

Table of Contents
How to use this Toolkit

Health Team

  1. Infection Control Checklist
  2. Guidance for School Nurses
  3. Quick Reference for Environmental Cleaning
  4. MEDSCAPE Article - Q & A MRSA
  5. Handwashing Poster
  6. Evaluation of Toolkit

Teachers

  1. MRSA Fact Sheet (8 1/2 x 11)
  2. Handwashing Poster
  3. Recommendations for Handwashing
  4. Informational Email on MRSA Article

Parents and Students

  1. MRSA Fact Sheet (8 1/2 x 11)
  2. MRSA Fact Sheet (11 x 17)
  3. Handwashing Poster
  4. Steps to Handwashing (11 x 17)
  5. Don't Forget to Wash Your Hands Poster (8 1/2 x 11)
  6. Don't Forget to Wash Your Hands Poster (11 x 17)
  7. Super Scrub (brochure)
  8. Super Scrub Activity Book (lower grades)
  9. Super Scrub Activity Book (upper grades)
  10. Letter to Parents on Promoting Handwashing
  11. Be a Leader - Clean for Health (poster) (11 x 17)
  12. Antibiotic and Skin Infection (brochure)
  13. Living with MRSA booklet (English)
  14. Living with MRSA booklet (Spanish)
  15. Informational Email on MRSA Article
  16. Sample Letter to Notify Parents

Custodian

  1. Clean for Health (fact sheet)
  2. Clean for Health (poster) (11 x 17)
  3. Handwashing Poster