MRSA Toolkit for Outpatient Clinics/Offices

This toolkit has been designed to help staff at outpatient clinics and medical offices prevent, diagnose, treat and reduce the transmission of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). It contains new educational materials for clinic staff, health care providers and patients.

Review and use the materials (listed below) as you find a need for them. We hope they will help you in your clinical practice.

Documents in this toolkit have been reviewed or revised between April and December 2012.

Table of Contents
How to use this MRSA Toolkit (please read first)

For Clinic Staff

How to Use Toolkit  

  1. Policy and Procedure Checklist 
  2. Assessing Clinical Practice 
  3. Infection Control Manual 
  4. Quick Reference: Environmental Cleaning 
  5. How to Break the Chain of Infection in your Outpatient Clinic/Medical Office (8 1/2 x 11 poster) 
  6. How to Wash Your Hands (8 1/2 x 11 poster)
  7. How to Use Hand Sanitizer (8 1/2 x 11 poster)

For Patients

How to Use Toolkit  
  1. Does your child really need an antibiotic for a skin infection? (brochure) 
  2. Living with MRSA (booklet) ¿Cómo vivir con MRSA? (folleto)
  3. Living with MRSA (printable) ¿Cómo vivir con MRSA? (folleto imprimible) 
  4. Living with MRSA (other languages)
  5. What to do about MRSA in Outpatient/Medical Offices (8 1/2 x 11 and 11 x 17 posters) 
  6. How to Your Wash Hands (8 1/2 x 11 poster)
  7. How to Use Hand Sanitizer (8 1/2 x 11 poster)
  8. What to do about Clostridium difficile (brochure)

For Medical Providers

How to Use Toolkit  
  1. Wound Culture Protocols 
  2. Management of SSTI Guide
  3. SSTI Treatment Algorithm
  4. Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America for the Treatment of MRSA Infections in Adults and Children