VAs nationwide report success of an MRSA bundle
After implementing an "MRSA bundle" in 2007 including nasal surveillance, contact precautions for positive patients, hand hygiene, and culture-indoctrination of employees, MRSA infections among all VA hospital ICUs fell from 1.64 to 0.62 per 1000 patient-days (a 62% reduction, p<0.001). MRSA infections on the wards fell from 0.47 to 0.26 per 1000 patient-days (45% reduction, p<0.001). Put that gown back on, please. (n=8,318,675 patient-days) NEJM 2011;364:1419-1430.