Evaluation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infection prevention strategies at a military training center

Stephanie M. Morrison, Carl R. Blaesing, Eugene V. Millar, Uzo Chukwuma, Carey D. Schlett, Kenneth J. Wilkins, David R. Tribble, Michael W. Ellis

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Abstract

Military trainees are at high risk for skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs), especially those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). A multicomponent hygiene-based SSTI prevention strategy was implemented at a military training center. After implementation, we observed 30% and 64% reductions in overall and MRSA-associated SSTI rates, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)841-843
Number of pages3
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume34
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 17 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Morrison, S. M., Blaesing, C. R., Millar, E. V., Chukwuma, U., Schlett, C. D., Wilkins, K. J., Tribble, D. R., & Ellis, M. W. (2013). Evaluation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infection prevention strategies at a military training center. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 34(8), 841-843. https://doi.org/10.1086/671278