MRSA in intensive care
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MRSA in intensive care

Alan T Platt Charge Nurse, Intensive Care, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is becoming more prevalent, particularly in intensive care settings. To prevent its transmission, all patients should undergo the same infection control procedures that they would if they carried the infection. Continuing education programmes can help to increase awareness among hospital staff.

Nursing Standard. 15, 31,27-32. doi: 10.7748/ns2001.04.15.31.27.c3015

Published in print: 18 April 2001