MRSA Infection Control and Epidemiology: Infection Control Rounding Log Mobile App
Multidrug-resistant organism transmission and infection are among the most important current issues in healthcare settings, including long-term care (LTC) facilities.
How does it work?
Although there are many multidrug-resistant organisms that may cause resident infections, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly referred to as MRSA, is one of the most prevalent and persistent of these significant pathogens. The purpose of the MRSA Infection Control and Epidemiology: Infection Control Rounding Log mobile app is to evaluate the level of MRSA risk within an LTC facility and to develop facility- and unit-specific strategies to reduce MRSA transmission risk to residents, staff, and visitors. The app includes a detailed Infection Control Rounding Log. Patients, family members, and visitors can be partners in preventing transmission of infections in healthcare settings. Additional information about Transmission-based Precautions is best provided at the time they are initiated. Fact sheets, pamphlets, and other printed material may include information on the rationale for the additional precautions, risks to household members, room assignment for Transmission-based Precautions purposes, explanation about the use of personal protective equipment by HCWs, and directions for use of such equipment by family members and visitors.