IC4 Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) policy


Category
Infection prevention and control
Code
IC4
Issue No
Issue 6

Target Audience

All CWP staff

Purpose

Meticillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and its control within the healthcare and community environment is a challenge for all healthcare professionals in the hospital and community setting. Preventing the transmission of MRSA will assist in the prevention of many other healthcare associated infections via universal precautions and effective treatment. This policy sets out how all healthcare staff can help prevent the spread of MRSA and reduce MRSA infection and/or colonisation in all service users within CWP. This is a key IPC policy of which all CWP staff should be familiar with.

Origin

Lead executive
Director of Infection, Prevention and Control (DIPC)

Author and contact number
Infection Prevention and Control Service
01244 397 700


Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

07 May 2015

Review Date

07 May 2016

Approval Meeting

Infection Prevention and Control Sub Committee (IPCSC)

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