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

Crit Care Nurs Q. Apr-Jun 2009;32(2):144-8. doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0b013e3181a27f48.

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.

MeSH terms

  • Benchmarking / organization & administration
  • Critical Pathways
  • Cross Infection / epidemiology
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Hand Disinfection
  • Hospitals, Veterans / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infection Control / organization & administration*
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / education
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / organization & administration
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / psychology
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Outcome and Process Assessment, Health Care / organization & administration
  • Program Development
  • Staphylococcal Infections / epidemiology
  • Staphylococcal Infections / prevention & control*
  • Texas / epidemiology
  • Total Quality Management / organization & administration*