What is MRSA?
MRSA is a type of staphylococcus that is resistant to the commonly used antibiotics, extremely contagious, and that can cause aggressive
infections to patients. The saving grace with this type of infection, is that it can be readily cultured so that its presence can be
identified before, during, and after surgery. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical for successful treatment.
- MRSA infection from the Mayo Clinic
- Healthcare-associated MRSA
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Wikipedia
- Understanding MRSA (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) from Web MD
- MRSA Resources
- MRSA infection from Medline Plus
- MRSA Watch
- prophylactic antibiotics (ancef vs vancomycin - depending on your nasal screening)
- addition of antibiotics to cement (Cobalt™ G-HV Bone Cement from Biomet)
- skin preparation:
- skin prep agents (ChloraPrep)
- 3M™ Ioban™ 2 Antimicrobial Incise Drape
- perioperative oxygen
- suture choice:
- PDS plus suture:
- Perioperative Normothermia to Reduce the Incidence of Surgical-Wound Infection and Shorten Hospitalization
- operating room hygiene:
- sterile tourniquet
- Microbial colonization of tourniquets used in orthopedic surgery.
- OR lights - hands off
- The hygienic significance of operating lights
- surveillance cultures:
- Intraop Contamination Influences Wound Discharge and Periprosthetic Infection.
- Transfer of bacteria between biomaterials surfaces in the operating room.
- Perioperative contamination in primary total hip arthroplasty.
- body exhaust suits
- Body-exhaust suit versus occlusive clothing
- double gloving:
- Glove perforation in pediatric orthopedic practice.
- Glove perforation in ortho and trauma surgery.
- Glove perforation and contamination in primary total hip arthroplasty.