Bed, bath and beyond: pitfalls in prompt eradication of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrier status in healthcare workers.

@article{Kniehl2005BedBA,
  title={Bed, bath and beyond: pitfalls in prompt eradication of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrier status in healthcare workers.},
  author={Eberhard Kniehl and Anthony D Becker and Dietmar H Forster},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2005},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={180-7}
}
Healthcare workers (HCWs) in close contact with patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were screened for MRSA acquisition. From 1995 to 2001, MRSA was identified from the nasopharyngeal swabs of 87 HCWs, collected one to two weeks after contact with 592 known MRSA-positive patients. These HCWs were withdrawn from work and treated with topical antibiotics/antiseptics. They were advised to disinfect their bathrooms and personal hygiene articles, and to wash bed… CONTINUE READING