G_IPC_20 MRSA Guidance

 The control of Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is still an important component to the provision of patient care and strenuous efforts to prevent spread are worthwhile. Pre-admission screening, suppression therapy, antibiotic stewardship and effective patient management are considered to be key strategies for preventing the spread of MRSA.

To assist in minimising the spread of MRSA (either colonisation or infection) all staff should follow standard principles of infection prevention and control.

Purpose of guidance

The purpose of this guideline is to inform of best practice in the care and management of patients and the control of MRSA in primary healthcare settings (i.e. at home, in health centres and in community hospitals).

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