Discontinuation of contact precautions for patients no longer colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Holenarasipur R. Vikram, Diane G. Dumigan, Cynthia Kohan, Nancy L. Havill, Allison Tauman, John M. Boyce

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-543
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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