Questions about MRSA colonization of staff answered.

  1. should healthcare workers colonized with mrsa avoid patients?
    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/...4&vac=106073pt

    ...colonized healthcare workers (hcws) are rarely the source of mrsa transmission to patients. in fact, 1 literature review found that only 1.6% of 191 mrsa outbreaks in a nosocomial setting were associated with asymptomatic hcws.[1] routine screening of asymptomatic hcws for mrsa colonization is thus not warranted. of note, when hcws are implicated in mrsa transmission, this is more likely due to poor hand hygiene resulting in patient-to-patient transmission.[2] colonized healthcare workers (hcws) are rarely the source of mrsa transmission to patients. in fact, 1 literature review found that only 1.6% of 191 mrsa outbreaks in a nosocomial setting were associated with asymptomatic hcws.[color=#004276][1] routine screening of asymptomatic hcws for mrsa colonization is thus not warranted. of note, when hcws are implicated in mrsa transmission, this is more likely due to poor hand hygiene resulting in patient-to-patient transmission.[color=#004276][2] ...
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 11, '09
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