MRSA: A Challenge to Norwegian Nursing Home Personnel

  title={MRSA: A Challenge to Norwegian Nursing Home Personnel},
  author={Margrete Thorstad and Ingrid Sie and Bj\org Marit Andersen},
  booktitle={Interdisciplinary perspectives on infectious diseases},
In Norway, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is increasing in primary healthcare, associated with imported cases and outbreaks in long-term care. According to Norwegian national guidelines, MRSA-exposed healthcare workers (HCWs) and patients are tested. Carriage of MRSA leads to exclusion from work in healthcare institutions. In this study, 388 staff members in 42 nursing homes in Oslo County responded to questions about personal experience with MRSA and of own attitudes to… CONTINUE READING