Discontinuation of Contact Precautions for Patients No Longer Colonized with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Mar 25;
Authors: Vikram HR, Dumigan DG, Kohan C, Havill NL, Tauman A, Boyce JM
To reduce the number of patients with known methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization who are repeatedly placed in isolation on hospital readmission, we screened patients who had no positive results for MRSA culture in the previous 6 months. Twenty-one (21%) of 98 patients were no longer colonized and were removed from contact precautions.
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