Embalming Microbiology

Embalming Microbiology

The Assignment:  Joaquin is an embalmer who has recently accepted a deceased individual from the local hospital. According to the certificate of death, the cause of death was “Complications due to MRSA”, also known as  Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Joaquin knows that there is a chance of infection, but doesn’t know a lot about the disease.

1) What does the name of the infection tell Jaoquin about it? Hint: Focus on the last two words

2) What type of infection is this? (bacterial, viral, fungal etc.) How do you know?

3) Why would it be important for Joaquin to know this information? Provide your reasoning

Resources: You may use your text book to complete this assignment. Other resources must be from a reputable source, which does not include Wikipedia.

Acceptable Length: As long as you fully answer the assigned questions, I will not require a specific length

Formatting Requirements

Put your name, course and section number, and assignment title at the top of the document.
Use one-inch margins.
Use a 12-point Times New Roman font.
Use double line spacing in the document.
Use APA Citation Style
Grading Criteria: This assignment is worth 100 points. 25 points are for formatting and grammar, and 25 points go to each question. Questions are graded on whether or not it was answered, and if reasoning behind the answer provided was given.