From McKnight's Long Term Care News:
Drug-resistant staph infection rates are highest among the elderly, according to a new study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The infections also are more common among the general population than experts previously believed. Click here for more.
The least you can do Monday morning is get out your infection control manual. Find your policy for isolation, laundering of MRSA infected linens (do you have one?). Who has to go into a private room? How many times does a person have to test negative for C-Diff isolation to be released per your policy?
Questions that people might ask you. Prepare ahead of time with the answers.