Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Are You MRSA Smart?

Today I want to talk to you about an information give-away.
Information so extremely important to you,me,us and everyone.
It is about MRSA.
First,what is MRSA?
MRSA is a potentially life-threatening antibiotic resistant form of Staph infection .
It is becoming increasingly more common in community settings, like gyms, locker rooms, childcare centers and schools.
In the United States more deaths are as a result of MRSA than Aids.
Think about that for a minute.
Doctors say the rate of infection is growing more and more.
It is painful,tough and even deadly,yet there is something you can do to protect your family and those around you.
Get MRSA smart.
Learn how to reduce the spread of this awful infection.
Take a minute and visit STOP MRSA NOW
For those of you who cant use the hyper link the web site is : http://www.stopmrsanow.org/
There you will find tips on how to protect those around you.
You will also find a Play Book that provides educational information and several personal stories written by those that MRSA has touched.
Below are some tips to get you started.
Use them,share them with friends family,your child's school , gym etc. In short ,tell everyone.
1.Scrub up - Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand rub sanitizer.
2.Wipe it down - Use a disinfecting bleach solution to wipe down and disinfect hard surfaces. (1 tablespoon of disinfecting bleach diluted in 1 quart of water)
3.Cover your cuts - Keep any nicks or wounds covered with a clean, dry bandage until healed.
4.Keep to yourself - Do not share personal items, like towels or razors, that come into contact with bare skin.
5.Use a barrier - Keep a towel or clothing between skin and shared equipment. MRSA is tragic, painful and even deadly.Help stop it in its tracks.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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