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Infection Expert: Don’t Rush to Change MRSA Protocols
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The report that an antibiotic ointment and special soap kill more MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) bacteria in intensive care units than screening and isolating patients found positive may come as a shock to hospital infection control chiefs, says a representative of a national association of infection preventionists. “This was a great study, very large and robust, with lots of hospitals,” says Marc-Oliver Wright, MT, corporate director of infection control for the four-hospital NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL, and a member of the board of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.