Effective Methods Of Reduce Hai 's / Mrsa At The Acute Care Setting?

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Research Question: What are effective methods to reduce HAI’s/ MRSA in the acute care setting?
Overview of problem: Hospital acquired infections are very common in the United States. According to the CDC it is estimated that one in twenty patients will contract a HAI. One common HAI is Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of Staphylococcus that has acquired resistance to a large array of antibiotics..
Significance of the problem: The indubitable issue with HAI; MRSA is not that normal flora enters into the blood stream and becomes resistant to antibiotics, rather that when this bacterium enters the bloodstream it leads to infection. According to the CDC MRSA puts patients at risk for pneumonia, surgical site infection, sepsis, and may ultimately lead to patient’s death if it is not treated hastily. MRSA is associated with acute care settings due to the correlation between its contractility and invasive procedures. Within acute care settings transmission most commonly occurs when proper hand hygiene is not practiced, allowing for the bacteria to be passed from the health care personnel to the patients. However, there are ways to reduce the HAI- MRSA beginning with compliance of proper hand hygiene patient precautions.
Literature Search Strategy
Search Terms: Reducing MRSA in acute care settings. Effective methods of reducing HAI; MRSA. Preventing MRSA in acute care setting. handwashing and MRSA.
Databases Used: Chamberlain Library Database: EBSCO,…

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