Handling Methicillin Resistance Without Freaking Out
Methicillin-resistant staphylococci are important causes of disease and pose some (albeit low) risk of zoonotic transmission, but ultimately they are still staphylococci. Management and risk reduction can be straightforward with practical measures. This presentation will outline important concepts for diagnosis, management and control of methicillin-resistant staphylococcal infections.
- 1) To differentiate the issues and risks posed by different staphylococcal species
- 2) To understand factors that should be considered when interpreting testing results
- 3) To identify optimal treatment approaches
- 4) To identify practical infection control practices for veterinary hospitals or households.