Control of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus [MRSA] in the Irish care setting.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/570792
Title:
Control of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus [MRSA] in the Irish care setting.
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH)
Citation:
Department of Health.(1995) Control of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus [MRSA] in the Irish care setting. Dublin: Department of Health.
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
Aug-1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/570792
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The emergence, world wide, of multiple antibiotic resistant bacteria over the last twenty years, has become one of the most serious threats to the control and successful treatment of infection. The most important causative factors identified are, selection of resistant micro-organisms by over use of antibiotics, and spread of these organisms in places like hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities. The commonest antibiotic resistant bacteria encountered in Irish hospitals is Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This is capable of causing serious infection in certain hospitalised patients, particularly surgical patients. Treatment of such infections require the use of potentially toxic and very expensive antibiotics. Hospitals throughout the country have devoted a large amount of time, effort, and resources to controlling the spread of MRSA amongst patients and staff in order to prevent infection.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; INFECTION CONTROL; HOSPITAL; ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-17T11:44:10Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-17T11:44:10Zen
dc.date.issued1995-08-
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Health.(1995) Control of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus [MRSA] in the Irish care setting. Dublin: Department of Health.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/570792en
dc.descriptionThe emergence, world wide, of multiple antibiotic resistant bacteria over the last twenty years, has become one of the most serious threats to the control and successful treatment of infection. The most important causative factors identified are, selection of resistant micro-organisms by over use of antibiotics, and spread of these organisms in places like hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities. The commonest antibiotic resistant bacteria encountered in Irish hospitals is Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This is capable of causing serious infection in certain hospitalised patients, particularly surgical patients. Treatment of such infections require the use of potentially toxic and very expensive antibiotics. Hospitals throughout the country have devoted a large amount of time, effort, and resources to controlling the spread of MRSA amongst patients and staff in order to prevent infection.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.subjectANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCEen_GB
dc.titleControl of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus [MRSA] in the Irish care setting.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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