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Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Page updated 21 January 2009

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Key Points

Use diligent hand hygiene (See Section on Hand Hygiene) to prevent the spread of MRSA

Screen for MRSA before major surgery and on admission to the ICU

Use Staphylococcal Decontamination Protocol for staff and patients without wounds

Apply Staphylococcal Decontamination Protocol for 3-5 days pre-operatively

Isolate patients with infected wounds and respiratory tract colonisation

Introduction