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Cheaper Way to Stop MRSA Adds No Patient Risk
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Donning gloves and gowns for all patient contact in intensive care units reduced infections of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by 40% compared with care under federal guidelines in a recent study. Government guidelines call for wearing gloves and gowns only with patients with known antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Additionally, while having healthcare personnel take the time to glove and gown did result in fewer times that they attended to patients, it did not result in a rise in adverse events, such as patient falls or pressure ulcers.