Skip to main content
×
×
Home

The Impact of Discontinuing Contact Precautions for VRE and MRSA on Device-Associated Infections

  • Michael B. Edmond (a1), Nadia Masroor (a2), Michael P. Stevens (a2), Janis Ober (a2) and Gonzalo Bearman (a2)...
Abstract

The impact of discontinuing contact precautions for patients with MRSA and VRE colonization/infection on device-associated hospital-acquired infection rates at an academic medical center was investigated in this before-and-after study. In the setting of a strong horizontal infection prevention platform, discontinuation of contact precautions had no impact on device-associated hospital-acquired infection rates.

Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2015;36(8):978–980

Copyright
Corresponding author
Address correspondence to Gonzalo Bearman MD, MPH, VCU Medical Center, Box 980019, Richmond, VA 23298 (gbearman@mcvh-vcu.edu).
References
Hide All
1. Mclemore A, Bearman G, Edmond M. Effect of contact precautions on wait time from emergency room disposition to inpatient admission. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2011;32:298299.
2. Harris AD, Pineles L, Belton B, et al. Universal glove and gown use and acquisition of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the ICU: a randomized trial. JAMA 2013;310:15711580.
3. Stelfox H, Bates DW, Redelmeier DA. Safety of patients isolated for infection control. JAMA 2003;290:18991905.
4. Fatkenheuer G, Hirschel B, Harbarth S. Screening and isolation to control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: sense, nonsense, and evidence. Lancet 2014;385:11461149.
5. Edmond M, Wenzel R.. Screening Inpatients for MRSA-Case Closed. New Engl J Med 2013;368:23142315.
6. VerLee K, Berriel-Cass D, Buck K, Nguyen C. Cost of isolation: daily cost of isolation determined and cost avoidance demonstrated from the overuse of personal protective equipment in an acute care facility. Am J Infect Control 2014;42:448449.
7. Gandra S, Barysauskas C, Mack DA, Barton B, Finberg R, Ellison R. Impact of contact precautions on falls, pressure ulcers and transmission of MRSA and VRE in hospitalized patients. J Hosp Infect 2014;88:170176.
8. Bearman G, Stevens M. Control of drug-resistant pathogens in endemic settings: contact precautions, controversies, and a proposal for a less restrictive alternative. Curr Infect Dis Rept 2012;14:620626.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
  • URL: /core/journals/infection-control-and-hospital-epidemiology
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 59
Total number of PDF views: 400 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 1416 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between September 2016 - 22nd January 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.