Blanket use of intranasal mupirocin for outbreak control and long-term prophylaxis of endemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an open ward.

@article{Mayall1996BlanketUO,
  title={Blanket use of intranasal mupirocin for outbreak control and long-term prophylaxis of endemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an open ward.},
  author={Barrie C Mayall and Rog{\'e}lio Martin and Anne Maree Keenan and Louis John Irving and Paul Leeson and Kathleen M. Lamb},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={1996},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={257-66}
}
In December 1992, a thoracic ward in a Melbourne teaching hospital experienced an increase in patients infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). It was decided to attempt to control the outbreak by cohorting positive patients (infected and colonized), as well as nurse cohorting, emphasis on handwashing, and use of intranasal mupirocin initially three times a day for three days, then thrice weekly, for all patients in the ward (with or without MRSA). The campaign… CONTINUE READING

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