Active surveillance cultures are not required to control MRSA infections in the critical care setting.

@article{Edmond2008ActiveSC,
  title={Active surveillance cultures are not required to control MRSA infections in the critical care setting.},
  author={Michael B. Edmond and Janis F Ober and Gonzalo M. L. Bearman},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={461-3}
}
Although the effectiveness of active surveillance cultures to identify and isolate patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) remains debated, hospitals are under increasing pressure to begin active surveillance programs. We analyzed our data on device-associated MRSA infections in the intensive care unit setting over a 4-year period during which multiple evidence-based interventions to reduce hospital-acquired infections were introduced without performing active… CONTINUE READING