Title

Impact of elimination of contact precautions on noninfectious adverse events among MRSA and VRE patients

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology; Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences

Publication Date

2018-10-01

Document Type

Response or Comment

Disciplines

Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Health Services Administration | Immunology and Infectious Disease | Infectious Disease

Abstract

We read with great interest the article by Martin et al published online in May 2018 in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. We previously reported on the impact of elimination of contact precautions (CP) in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) patients on noninfectious complications, although our analysis was limited to falls and pressure ulcers. Our findings differed from those of Martin et al; we observed no statistically significant difference in the rate of falls or pressure ulcers among MRSA/VRE patients in the years before and after eliminating CP.

DOI of Published Version

10.1017/ice.2018.204

Source

Gandra S, Barysauskas CM, Mack DA, Barton B, Finberg R, Ellison RT. Impact of elimination of contact precautions on noninfectious adverse events among MRSA and VRE patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Oct;39(10):1272-1273. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.204. Epub 2018 Aug 31. PMID: 30168402. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Infection control and hospital epidemiology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

30168402

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