Live from Industry: Nasal Decolonization to Prevent Staphylococcus aureus Infections
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Marin Schweizer, PhD has performed many research studies to evaluate whether nasal decolonization prevents Staphylococcus aureus infections. She will describe her multicenter research studies that evaluated nasal decolonization interventions, including real-world barriers and facilitators to implementation of these interventions. She will also discuss the evidence base for nasal decolonization to prevent S. aureus infections among different patient populations.
- Describe CDC recommended strategies to prevent hospital-onset Staphylococcus aureus infections in acute care facilities
- Discuss barriers and facilitators to nasal decolonization among surgical patients
- Describe patient populations that may benefit from nasal decolonization
- List advantages and disadvantages of different decolonizing agents
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