Encouraging Solicitation and Supporting Implementation of Employee-Generated Ideas Leads to Significant Reduction in Incidence of Common Hospital-Acquired Infection
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, set up a program in which all employees are encouraged to use their own experiences to devise and implement successful solutions for reducing hospital-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.
Routine Cultures, Real-Time Alerts, and Immediate Precautions Reduce Intensive Care Unit MRSA Infections
Nurses at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital routinely monitor all patients admitted to intensive care units for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization from admission to discharge.
Using Positive Deviance Employee-Generated Strategies Reduces MRSA Infections by 50 Percent
The Department of Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System used Positive Deviance to encourage all employees at two facilities to use their own experiences to brainstorm and implement strategies for reducing hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.
Telemedicine-Based Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Improves Prescribing, Reduces Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics at Rural Hospital
A rural hospital’s telemedicine-based antimicrobial stewardship program provides ongoing education and daily case reviews related to use of antibiotics, leading to more appropriate prescribing and less bacterial resistance to the drugs.
Electronic Isolation Flags and Weekly Rounds by Infection Control Staff Improve Adherence to Contact Precautions
Through electronic flagging of infected patients and weekly surveillance rounds, infection control staff increased adherence to contact precautions from 58 to 90 percent.
MRSA Toolkit for Childcare Programs
This toolkit has been designed to help prevent and stop or reduce the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infections at childcare centers.
MRSA Toolkit for Middle and High Schools
This tool kit was created to help prevent the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in middle and high schools.
MRSA Toolkit for Outpatient Clinics/Offices
This tool kit has been designed to help staff at outpatient clinics and medical offices prevent, diagnose, treat, and reduce the transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Transmission in Hospital Settings, 2nd Edition
This document provides evidence-based practice guidance for the elimination of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) transmission in hospital settings.
A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Health Care–Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals
The Compendium is a set of strategies designed for acute care hospitals to prevent six of the most common health care–associated infections.