Hospital MRSA Prevention Policies Widespread, Varied

Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media , August 19, 2010

Nearly all of the hospitals surveyed said they had adopted hand-hygiene practices. Other preventive practices include the use of gowns and gloves and isolation of MRSA-positive patients, said Yoojung Yang, a fellow in the Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research who led the study.

"The results of our survey suggest that pharmacists play a key role in the treatment of MRSA infections," Yang says. Nearly 75% of the responding hospitals said they reviewed antimicrobial prescription orders and placed restrictions on the use of select antimicrobials in an effort to ensure optimal use of the drugs and to reduce the risk of bacterial resistance.

See also:

Hospital MRSA Infection Rates Plunge 28%

MRSA Progress Brings Hope for Hospitals' Ability to Adapt


Janice Simmons is a senior editor and Washington, DC, correspondent for HealthLeaders Media Online. She can be reached at jsimmons@healthleadersmedia.com.

Comments are moderated. Please be patient.


MOST POPULAR

SPONSORED REPORTS
SPONSORED HEADLINES

SIGN UP

FREE e-Newsletters Join the Council Subscribe to HL magazine

SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING

100 Winners Circle Suite 300
Brentwood, TN 37027

800-727-5257

About | Advertise | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Reprints/Permissions | Contact
© HealthLeaders Media 2015 a division of BLR All rights reserved.