Tailored infection control shown to cut MRSA in veterans home


By Natalie Vestin

An infection control program approved by and tailored to the needs of veterans residing in a community living center reduced the rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections 89% over 4 years, according to research presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC).

As is the case with many congregate living facilities, the risk of MRSA environmental contamination and person-to-person transmission is high at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center’s Community Living Center (CLC) in Salisbury, N.C. MRSA prevalence at the CLC had reached a staggering 70% by 2012, prompting Veterans Health Administration (VHA) officials to consider an intervention that would have drastic results yet remain sympathetic to residents’ autonomy.

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