MRSA Screening Used to Decrease SSIs
MedSun: Newsletter #36, May 2009

American College of Surgeons Surgery News

A recent study showed that universal preoperative surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection coupled with eradication before all elective procedures was not significantly better than screening of high-risk patients and eradication for decreasing the rate of surgical site infections (SSIs) at a large hospital.

Additional Information:

MRSA Screening Used to Decrease SSIs. American College of Surgeons Surgery News. Volume 5, Number 2. February 2009.

http://www.facs.org/surgerynews/0209.pdf


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