Whole-genome sequencing revealed the spread of MRSA strains among patients, health care workers and the environment, including within — and even between — ICUs, according to findings in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Date: June 15, 2020
Author: Caitlyn Stulpin
Excerpt: “For pathogens such as MRSA, hospitals may choose to place patients colonized or infected with this pathogen on contact precautions. HCWs wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when caring for a patient on contact precautions to prevent self-contamination. However, there can be errors in the donning and doffing of PPE, and these errors could impact subsequent HCW contamination.”