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For Patients & Families – Education Resources

The following are resources for patients and family members/friends of loved ones affected by MRSA:

Learning about MRSA: A Guide for Patients (6 pages)
In English, Spanish, Somali, Hmong
Minnesota Department of Health

Living with MRSA (10 pages)
In English, Spanish
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Living with MRSA

¿Cómo vivir con MRSA? (en español)

What you can do to protect yourself and your family podcast

Protecting against MRSA at home

What to do about MRSA in the workplace

What to do about MRSA for law enforcement

MRSA toolkits for:

Childcare programs

Elementary schools

Middle/high schools

Outpatient clinics/offices

Shelter service sites

What to do about MRSA and other MDROs in adult family and boarding homes

Moving to a hospital or skilled nursing facility; what to expect when you have MRSA

The following Website was created for members of the general public who have questions about how MRSA affects their childcare center, school, locker room or gym, and hospital:
Stop MRSA Now Coalition

For information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National MRSA Education Initiative, visit:

For information on the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), visit:
Bad Bugs page
MRSA Guidelines

For more information on the Staphylococcus Educational Leadership Foundation (SELF), visit: