The 2017). This pathogen is resistant against many


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
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’s guidelines that aided 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.