Rapid control of a methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak in a medical surgical intensive care unit (ICU).

@article{Khan2009RapidCO,
  title={Rapid control of a methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak in a medical surgical intensive care unit (ICU).},
  author={Anjum Khan and Marianita Lampitoc and Maryam Salaripour and P A Mckernan and Roslyn Devlin and Matthew Paul Muller},
  journal={The Canadian journal of infection control : the official journal of the Community & Hospital Infection Control Association-Canada = Revue canadienne de prevention des infections},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={12-6}
}
BACKGROUND Outbreaks of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the intensive care unit setting can be prolonged and difficult to control. This report describes the rapid control of an outbreak of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a 24-bed open-concept medical surgical intensive care unit with a baseline methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus acquisition rate of 1.5 cases per 1000 patient days. INTERVENTIONS/RESULTS This institution's infection control policy mandates… CONTINUE READING

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