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Variable Screening and Decolonization Protocols for Staphylococcus aureus Carriage Prior to Surgical Procedures

  • Susan Kline (a1), Maya Highness (a2), Loreen A. Herwaldt (a3) and Trish M. Perl (a4)

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We surveyed the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network, the Minnesota Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and the Minnesota Hospital Association to assess presurgical Staphylococcus aureus screening and decolonization practices. The practices varied widely among responding facilities. The majority of respondents (63%) did not screen for S. aureus preoperatively.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35(7):880–882

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Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, 420 Delaware Street SE, MMC #250, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (kline003@umn.edu).

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Variable Screening and Decolonization Protocols for Staphylococcus aureus Carriage Prior to Surgical Procedures

  • Susan Kline (a1), Maya Highness (a2), Loreen A. Herwaldt (a3) and Trish M. Perl (a4)

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