Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevention through facility-wide culture change

Nena Bonuel, Pat Byers, Thelma Gray-Becknell

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Hospitals across the United States and around the world are fighting the escalation of drug-resistant infections. In response to this costly and life-threatening problem, facilities are engaging in vigorous programs to prevent its occurrence and spread. This article presents one hospital's fight against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by implementing a facility-wide program aimed at changing and standardizing the culture within the hospital.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-148
Number of pages5
JournalCritical Care Nursing Quarterly
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009

Keywords

  • Active surveillance
  • Cultural transformation
  • MRSA
  • Positive deviance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care

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