Jan M. Kriebs, CNM, MSN, FACNM, is Director of the Midwifery Practice and assistant professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD. She is the co-author of both Varney's Midwifery and Primary Care for Midwives.
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection in the Obstetric Setting
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2008 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 53, Issue 3, pages 247–250, May-June 2008
How to Cite
Kriebs, J. M. (2008), Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection in the Obstetric Setting. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 53: 247–250. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2008.02.001
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Staphylococcus aureus
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an increasingly prevalent pathogen, both in the community and in hospitalized patients. The virulence of MRSA, coupled with its resistance to many frequently prescribed antibiotics, requires increased vigilance in the assessment and diagnosis of skin and soft tissue infections. This article reviews the epidemiology of MRSA and focuses on treatment of MRSA when it is diagnosed during pregnancy.