MRSA Infection Control and Epidemiology: Hand Hygiene Monitoring Mobile App
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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: Hand Hygiene Monitoring 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 Hand Hygiene Monitoring. Modify as appropriate according to facility requirements, policies, or improvement needs. Hand hygiene is monitored monthly on all units. Compliance with Transmission-based Precautions is monitored monthly on the ventilator unit. Monitors of other infection prevention and control processes are performed at the direction of infection control when results of ongoing surveillance indicate that interventions are needed.