My last MRSA patient was firmly bandaged, blanketed and bundled before we even arrived. There were multiple decubitus ulcers involved, but only one that we had to be a little scared of, and that was in the sacrum/buttocks region. Definitely nowhere we needed to be involved with at the time.
I still wanted to fill a swimming pool with Purell, jump in, and stay there for a very long time.
My partner had to burst my dream, of course. Compliments of C-diff. His only advice? You'll know it when you smell it.
"...the rate of hospital-acquired C-diff infections was 25 percent higher than MRSA infections." -NYT 3/20/10
Alwaysalwaysalways use your PPE/BSI.
(Purell is still my best friend, though.)
If you're not scared of narsty spores transmitted through diarrhea, please, continue reading:
Infection Know as C-diff Seen as Growing Hospital Threat -NYT
C. difficile -Mayo Clinic
General Information about Clostridum difficile Infections -Center for Disease Control