MRSA Infection Control and Epidemiology: Infection Control Risk Assessment Mobile App
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This MRSA Infection Control and Epidemiology: Infection Control Risk Assessment Mobile App is designed 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.
How does it work?
Multidrug-resistant organism transmission and infection are among the most important current issues in healthcare settings, including long-term care (LTC) facilities. 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.
This app includes a detailed Infection Control Risk Assessment. Many facilities effectively used tools for compiling data related to infection risks, including MRSA, as part of the annual infection prevention and control program process. Risk assessment forms are tools that can be customized for units and facilities, and will provide information for the initial baseline assessment and the ongoing surveillance data evaluations. As a LTC facility, use this app on behalf of patients for disease prevention and control, including the prevention of MRSA colonization and the transmission of community-acquired MRSA.