Screening for MRSA
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Screening for MRSA

Abebech Alemu Bank nurse, Royal Free Hospital, London

After reading a learning zone article, Abebech Alemu reviewed the infection risk procedures in her hospital

Meticillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteria and the more problematic meticillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) can be found commonly in the nose, throat, axillae, groin and perineum without showing any symptoms.

Nursing Standard. 25, 36,59-59. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.05.25.36.59.c8518