Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Burden in Nursing Homes Associated with Environmental Contamination of Common Areas
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 06/12/2012
Murphy CR et al. – Substantial variation was found in methicillin–resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) environmental contamination, infection control practices, and cleaning quality. MRSA environmental contamination was associated with greater differences between MRSA point and admission prevalence, less–frequent common room cleaning, and less time spent cleaning per room, which suggests that modifying cleaning practices may reduce MRSA environmental contamination and burden in nursing homes.