I have a general question related to what I thought were standards of care
. The hospital I work for has recently adopted a new wonder soap called Steiros, and the powers that be have decided that we no longer have to place patients who have a history of MRSA or VRE in contact isolation. As a matter of fact, since the advent of the special soap we no longer isolate patients who are currently infected
with MRSA or VRE. We can even place them in semi-private rooms with post op patients. I have looked this soap up, checked out ther website, and even done a search of my University's library databases. I cannot find anything about a soap
that eliminates the need to isolate patients with MRSA and VRE. Has anyone else heard of this?
BTW- the active ingredient is Benzalkonium chloride, not chlorhexidine.