Efficacy of Alcohol Gel for Removal of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus from Hands of Colonized Patients.

Title

Efficacy of Alcohol Gel for Removal of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus from Hands of Colonized Patients.

Creator

Sunkesula Venkata; Kundrapu Sirisha; Macinga David R; Donskey Curtis J

Publisher

Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Date

2015
2015-02

Description

Of 82 patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization, 67 (82%) had positive hand cultures for MRSA. A single application of alcohol gel (2 mL) consistently reduced the burden of MRSA on hands. However, incomplete removal of MRSA was common, particularly in those with a high baseline level of recovery.Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;00(0):1–3

Subject

Female; Male; Epidemiology; Patient Care; Gels; Nursing Homes; Cell Culture Techniques; Human; Middle Age; Patient Assessment; Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus; Handwashing; Bacterial Colonization; Carrier State; Alcohols – Therapeutic Use; Staphylococcal Infections – Prevention and Control

Identifier

Rights

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Pages

229–231

Issue

2

Volume

36

Citation

Sunkesula Venkata; Kundrapu Sirisha; Macinga David R; Donskey Curtis J, “Efficacy of Alcohol Gel for Removal of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus from Hands of Colonized Patients.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed December 1, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5885.

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