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MRSA and MDROs

Multidrug Resistant Organisms
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  
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The Problem:    More about MRSA at Never Events (dot) Org     MRSA Surveillance Cultures

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)The Centers for Disease Control reported that in American hospitals alone healthcare-associated infections (HAI) account for an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 associated deaths each year [i] and that HAI are one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States.   According to the CDC:
  
"The number of HAIs exceeded the number of cases of any currently notifiable disease, and deaths associated with HAIs in hospitals exceeded the number attributable to several of the top ten leading causes of death reported in the U.S. vital statistics." [ii]  
 
View Commentary:   A Perspective on How the United States Fell Behind Northern Europe in the Battle Against Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. (Ahead of Print. Oct. 7, 2013.) Dec. 2013 57(12):5789-5791. PMID: 24100502   http://aac.asm.org/content/57/12/5789.full.pdf .
 

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MRSA World Resistance:  Only Israel and Malta have a larger percentage of Staph. Aureus which is resistant to Methacillin (MRSA).   Click on Right-Hand Figure to Enlarge
 
Source:  www.cddep.org

 

View Nov. 7, 2014 HW USA Conference
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MRSA Epidemiology, Surveillance and Chlorhexidine

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View Jan. 9, 2014 Testimony Before the Kentucky Health and Welfare Committee
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View Mar. 6, 2014 Testimony Before the Kentucky Health and Welfare Committee
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A response to “Screening and isolation to control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: sense, nonsense, and evidence”
   
Surveillance & Prevention of MRSA
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