The value of multiple surveillance cultures for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Forward2010TheVO,
  title={The value of multiple surveillance cultures for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Kevin R. Forward},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={
          596-9
        }
}
  • Kevin R. Forward
  • Published in
    American journal of infection…
    2010
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND We evaluated our experience in a low prevalence setting to determine the extent to which multiple swabs increased detection rates and the incremental costs of doing so. METHODS Nasal and groin swabs submitted in pairs were cultured onto a single plate (Oxoid MRSA Denim Blue Agar; Oxoid Company, Napean, ON, Canada). We determined whether MRSA was detected when swabs submitted in the preceding 3 days were negative. We explored the costs associated with screening and of each… CONTINUE READING

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