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Current Practice in Staphylococcus aureus Screening and Decolonization
Daniel Diekema MD, Birgir Johannsson MD, Loreen Herwaldt MD, Susan Beekmann RN MPH, John Jernigan MD, Alexander Kallen MD MPH, Sandra Berrios-Torres MD and Philip Polgreen MD MPH
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 32, No. 10 (October 2011), pp. 1042-1044
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/661917
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We surveyed infectious disease physicians to determine their preoperative Staphylococcus aureus screening and decolonization practices. Sixty percent reported preoperative screening for S. aureus. However, specific screening and decolonization practices are highly variable, are focused almost exclusively on methicillin-resistant S. aureus, and do not include testing for mupirocin or chlorhexidine resistance.
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