01 Jan 2013 – US ICU infection rate cut by 44% by Universal bacterial Decolonisation – Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) ICU’s to adopt this regimen during early 2013

A recent study involving 43 HCA hospitals consisting of nearly 75,000 patients in 74 adult Intensive Care Units (ICUs) has demonstrated that Universal Decolonisation (using nasal antibiotic and antimicrobial soap on all ICU admissions) resulted in a reduction of the number of patients harbouring MRSA by 37% and a reduction in bloodstream infections by 44%. As a result of this study, the HCA is adopting the use of Universal Decolonisation in all of its adult ICUs and is expected to be completed in early 2013.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *