MRSA Rates Down
In a survey conducted by the CDC, the government recently found methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is declining in healthcare settings.
The CDC found a 28 percent drop in MRSA cases contracted in hospitals from 2005-2008. Although authorities aren't completely certain why there has been a decline, more vigilant safety practices are probably the reason.
Some measures include: "using routine checklists to ensure sterility, improved hand-washing, cleaning a patient's skin with disinfectant, removing unnecessary catheters and tracking infection rates."
Have you seen a drop in MRSA rates at your hospital? What is your facility doing to fight MRSA infections?