Information and Advice about MRSA for:
Team Healthcare Providers
- Use Standard Precautions, including hand hygiene before and after contact and after removing gloves when caring for nonintact skin or possible infections.
- If hands are not visibly dirty and no sinks are available for hand washing, for example, while on the field of play, alcohol-based hand rubs and sanitizers can be used to improve hand hygiene.
- Ensure infected wounds on athletes are properly covered.
- Encourage athletes to cover acute, non-infected wounds (e.g., abrasions, blisters, lacerations) until healed to prevent infection.
Refer people to:
Information & Advice for Athletes