Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus screening as a patient safety initiative: using patients’ experiences to improve the quality of screening practices

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore the patient experience and acceptability of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus screening of inpatient admissions to acute hospital settings.Prevention of healthcare-associated infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a major patient safety concern internationally. Screening of patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonisation is becoming a routine aspect of hospital admission; however, evidence of the patient experience and acceptability of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus screening is limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-231
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
Volume23
Issue number1-2
Early online date21 Sep 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • MRSA
  • hospital-acquired infection
  • patient experience
  • screening

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