Infection-free surgery: how to improve hand-hygiene compliance and eradicate methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from surgical wards.

@article{Davis2010InfectionfreeSH,
  title={Infection-free surgery: how to improve hand-hygiene compliance and eradicate methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from surgical wards.},
  author={Chris R Davis},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  year={2010},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={316-9}
}
  • Chris R Davis
  • Published 2010 in
    Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of…
INTRODUCTION Healthcare-associated infections cost the UK National Health Service 1 billion UK pounds per annum. Poor hand hygiene is the main route of transmission for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), leading to increased mortality and morbidity for infected patients. This study aims to quantify MRSA infection rates and compliance of alcohol gel application at the entrance to a surgical ward and assess how a simple intervention affects compliance. SUBJECTS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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