Focus: Infection Control

Study tracks MRSA and S aureus in nursing homes

January 7, 2020

Investigators from Kent State University in Ohio recently studied the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Ohio nursing homes, according to an article on the Contagion Live website.

The study found the presence of S aureus was 28.6 percent and of MRSA and MSSA (methicillin-sensitive S aureus), 20.1 percent.

Of those areas sampled, most microbial contamination was found on chart folders, keyboards at nursing stations, and nursing car countertops.

A total of 42.9 percent of tested wheelchair arms had positive microbial findings. 

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