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Current Umbilical Cord Care and MRSA

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by BABY--RN BABY--RN (New) New

Specializes in 5 NICU,7NBN/MTHR-BABY, 1 medsurg.

hello all!

just a quick question or two. are you doing anything differnet for cord care for patients with mrsa? i know the standard now is to clean with soap and water and let air dry, how often is this done on your units?

thanks!

cc_nurse

Specializes in NICU.

We recently had some problems with SA in our unit. We now culture and triple dye cords on all new admissions and do weekly surveillance cultures on the entire census. Other than that we still just use alcohol for general cord care.

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