Hospital infection control strategies for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile

Johnston, B. Lynn; Bryce, Elizabeth
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/17/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 6, p627
Academic Journal
The article reports on the strategies that will help prevent the spread of bacterial infections in hospitals in Canada. It reveals that hospitals have developed interventions which aims to prevent the spread of infections caused by the three leading antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, which are Clostridium difficile, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus. These include the utilization of hand antiseptics and observing proper hygiene by hospital staff, screening patients who are suspected to be infected with the pathogens, and maintaining a clean environment.


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