Increasingly, society and organization guidelines recommend including decolonization protocols to help lower the risk of hospital onset Staphylococcus aureus infections. Nasal and body staphylococcal decolonization include surgical and ICU patients, and among those with certain indwelling devices.
This short presentation shares the recommendations from CDC, SHEA and HRET and considerations in selecting a MRSA risk mitigation program. Reference guidelines will be available for download.
About the Presenter
Gwen Borlaug, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, is an independent infection prevention consultant, with special interest in offering HAI surveillance data validation services, evaluating hospital infection prevention programs, providing SSI prevention consultation, and reducing multidrug-resistant organisms. She formerly worked at the Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) as the Director of the Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Program and infection prevention epidemiologist._1594678259444