MRSA: implications for hospitals and nursing homes
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MRSA: implications for hospitals and nursing homes

Dinah Gould Professor in applied health, St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London

Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major infection prevention and control challenge globally. In the UK, the occurrence of MRSA has fuelled public concern about hospital safety and had a major effect on health policy. Guidelines emphasise the importance of surveillance, decolonisation strategies, standard infection prevention and control precautions, and antibiotic stewardship to reduce the risk of transmission.

Nursing Standard. 25, 18, 47-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.


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