Gram positive cocci in clusters, Coagulase positive
Staph aureus is a ubiquitous organism that colonizes the skin/nares and can cause invasive disease.
MRSA risk factors include health care exposure (hospitalization) and antimicrobial use
Highly virulent organism
infection manifests as:
- Pyogenic skin and soft tissue infection
- MSK infection
- Infection of prosthetic devices and others
Add droplet if patient has a cough.