Challenges of implementing national guidelines for the control and prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization or infection in acute care hospitals in the Republic of Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302743
Title:
Challenges of implementing national guidelines for the control and prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization or infection in acute care hospitals in the Republic of Ireland.
Authors:
Fitzpatrick, Fidelma; Roche, Fiona; Cunney, Robert; Humphreys, Hilary
Affiliation:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Dublin 1, Ireland. fidelma.fitzpatrick@hse.ie
Citation:
Challenges of implementing national guidelines for the control and prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization or infection in acute care hospitals in the Republic of Ireland. 2009, 30 (3):277-81 Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Journal:
Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America
Issue Date:
Mar-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302743
DOI:
10.1086/595734
PubMed ID:
19193017
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19193017
Abstract:
Of the 49 acute care hospitals in Ireland that responded to the survey questionnaire drafted by the Infection Control Subcommittee of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre's Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland, 43 reported barriers to the full implementation of national guidelines for the control and prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection; these barriers included poor infrastructure (42 hospitals), inadequate laboratory resources (40 hospitals), inadequate staffing (39 hospitals), and inadequate numbers of isolation rooms and beds (40 hospitals). Four of the hospitals did not have an educational program on hand hygiene, and only 17 had an antibiotic stewardship program.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Of the 49 acute care hospitals in Ireland that responded to the survey questionnaire drafted by the Infection Control Subcommittee of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre's Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland, 43 reported barriers to the full implementation of national guidelines for the control and prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection; these barriers included poor infrastructure (42 hospitals), inadequate laboratory resources (40 hospitals), inadequate staffing (39 hospitals), and inadequate numbers of isolation rooms and beds (40 hospitals). Four of the hospitals did not have an educational program on hand hygiene, and only 17 had an antibiotic stewardship program.
Keywords:
HOSPITAL; INFECTION CONTROL; GUIDELINE
MeSH:
Critical Care; Cross Infection; Guidelines as Topic; Health Care Surveys; Humans; Infection Control; Ireland; Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus; Questionnaires; Staphylococcal Infections
ISSN:
1559-6834

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Fidelmaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoche, Fionaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCunney, Roberten_GB
dc.contributor.authorHumphreys, Hilaryen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-04T15:57:11Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-04T15:57:11Z-
dc.date.issued2009-03-
dc.identifier.citationChallenges of implementing national guidelines for the control and prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization or infection in acute care hospitals in the Republic of Ireland. 2009, 30 (3):277-81 Infect Control Hosp Epidemiolen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1559-6834-
dc.identifier.pmid19193017-
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/595734-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302743-
dc.descriptionOf the 49 acute care hospitals in Ireland that responded to the survey questionnaire drafted by the Infection Control Subcommittee of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre's Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland, 43 reported barriers to the full implementation of national guidelines for the control and prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection; these barriers included poor infrastructure (42 hospitals), inadequate laboratory resources (40 hospitals), inadequate staffing (39 hospitals), and inadequate numbers of isolation rooms and beds (40 hospitals). Four of the hospitals did not have an educational program on hand hygiene, and only 17 had an antibiotic stewardship program.en_GB
dc.description.abstractOf the 49 acute care hospitals in Ireland that responded to the survey questionnaire drafted by the Infection Control Subcommittee of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre's Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland, 43 reported barriers to the full implementation of national guidelines for the control and prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection; these barriers included poor infrastructure (42 hospitals), inadequate laboratory resources (40 hospitals), inadequate staffing (39 hospitals), and inadequate numbers of isolation rooms and beds (40 hospitals). Four of the hospitals did not have an educational program on hand hygiene, and only 17 had an antibiotic stewardship program.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19193017en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of Americaen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.subjectGUIDELINEen_GB
dc.subject.meshCritical Care-
dc.subject.meshCross Infection-
dc.subject.meshGuidelines as Topic-
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Surveys-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfection Control-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMethicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshStaphylococcal Infections-
dc.titleChallenges of implementing national guidelines for the control and prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization or infection in acute care hospitals in the Republic of Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Protection Surveillance Centre, Dublin 1, Ireland. fidelma.fitzpatrick@hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalInfection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of Americaen_GB

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