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 - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Soft Tissue Infections
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Skin
Hygiene

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Evaluation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infection prevention strategies at a military training center. / Morrison, Stephanie M.; Blaesing, Carl R.; Millar, Eugene V.; Chukwuma, Uzo; Schlett, Carey D.; Wilkins, Kenneth J.; Tribble, David R.; Ellis, Michael W.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 34, No. 8, 2013, p. 841-843.

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Morrison, SM, Blaesing, CR, Millar, EV, Chukwuma, U, Schlett, CD, Wilkins, KJ, Tribble, DR & Ellis, MW 2013, 'Evaluation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infection prevention strategies at a military training center', Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 34, no. 8, pp. 841-843. https://doi.org/10.1086/671278
Morrison, Stephanie M. ; Blaesing, Carl R. ; Millar, Eugene V. ; Chukwuma, Uzo ; Schlett, Carey D. ; Wilkins, Kenneth J. ; Tribble, David R. ; Ellis, Michael W. / Evaluation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infection prevention strategies at a military training center. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2013 ; Vol. 34, No. 8. pp. 841-843.
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