Im working here in UK. Presently,we have cases of MRSA in NICU. Since, this is an open NiCU, parents can come and stay with their babies for them to be involved in their baby's care like nappy changes and breast feeding.Even the relatives can visit with the parent's consent. And one thing more, our unit is on ongoing expansion that is why babies are really at risk of having an MRSA.
HANDWASHING is really the most important in preventing MRSA. what we are doing here is, we nursed the contaminated patients in isolation room with en suite WC and wash hand basin. The door should be kept closed and an isolation notice should be posted. We used disposables gloves and apron. In cleaning the room, inform the domestic to use separate cleaning equipment.
MRSA carriage site swabs must be taken from the nose, axillae, groin and perinum. In addition, swabs must be taken from the following sites as applicable: wounds, eczema,pressure sore, leg ulcers, IV cannula sites, wound drains, stomas including tracheostomies. Swabing can be done to patients who are at risk during their admission and stay in the hospital.
I hope I can share some points for you.