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... being discharged need to be educated on wound maintenance if they have any and how to keep wounds covered, especially when going out into public. These patients are placed on contact precautions while in the hospital to prevent the spread of the MRSA infection, but once they are discharged there is no such thing as isolation precautions in the general public, so the patient must be responsible for preventing the spread themselves. (Barnes & Sampson, 2011). These health promotion techniques directly relate to the Healthy People 2020 initiative to decrease healthcare-acquired infections and it is important to do everything possible to avoid such infections, especially when caring for an older adult, as they have a harder time recovering from them due to their already compromised immune system relating to the illness that landed them in the hospital in the first place.
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