Reduction of Hospital-Onset Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia in an Acute Care Hospital. Impact of Bundles and Universal Decolonization
Methicillian resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) hospital onset (HO) bacteremia is a life threatening infection associated with increased morbidity, mortality and cost of care. HO-MRSA bacteremia is used as a proxy measurement of MRSA healthcare acquisition, exposure, and infection burden. Standardized infection rations (SIRs) are used by several national agencies as a quality report metric. Our institution had more than expected HO MRSA bacteremia cases despite several interventions. We describe the effect of a bundle of interventions aimed to decrease HO MRSA bacteremia in an acute care facility part of a large heath system in Miami Florida.