SHEA/IDSA/APIC Practice Recommendation: Strategies to prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission and infection in acute-care hospitals: 2022 Update

Kyle J. Popovich, Kathy Aureden, D. Cal Ham, Anthony D. Harris, Amanda J. Hessels, Susan S. Huang, Lisa L. Maragakis, Aaron M. Milstone, Julia Moody, Deborah Yokoe, David P. Calfee

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Abstract

Previously published guidelines have provided comprehensive recommendations for detecting and preventing healthcare-Associated infections (HAIs). The intent of this document is to highlight practical recommendations in a concise format designed to assist acute-care hospitals in implementing and prioritizing efforts to prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) transmission and infection. This document updates the Strategies to Prevent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Transmission and Infection in Acute Care Hospitals published in 2014.1 This expert guidance document is sponsored by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). It is the product of a collaborative effort led by SHEA, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the American Hospital Association (AHA), and The Joint Commission, with major contributions from representatives of a number of organizations and societies with content expertise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1039-1067
Number of pages29
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume44
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Jul 2023
Externally publishedYes

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