Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Transmission in Hospital Settings, 2nd Edition

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Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Transmission in Hospital Settings, 2nd Edition

Description

This document provides evidence-based practice guidance for the elimination of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) transmission in hospital settings.

The main components of this guide are:

  • MRSA risk assessment
  • MRSA surveillance programs
  • Compliance with basic infection prevention and control strategies: hand hygiene
  • Compliance with basic infection prevention and control strategies: contact precautions
  • Compliance with basic infection prevention and control strategies: thorough environmental and equipment cleaning and decontamination
  • Enhanced infection prevention and control strategies (e.g., active surveillance cultures, etc.) when MRSA transmission rates are not decreasing
  • Making the business case for eliminating MRSA transmission
  • Cultural transformation and change management

Developer:

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Funding Sources:

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

History

Release Date: 2007
Original Summary: July 2009
Last Updated: 07/11/12

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