MRSA Reduction Campaign Toolkit
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide a repository of tools and resources to support healthcare teams in implementing evidence-based strategies to prevent hospital-onset Staphylococcus aureus.
Sources of Materials
The materials and tools included and referenced are from national agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), Health Research and Educational Trust Fund (HRET) and Healthcare Infection Control Practice Advisory Committee (HICPAC).
Materials highlight practical implementation of evidence-based strategies by some healthcare organizations. Users of this toolkit are encouraged to contact other organizations that have implemented these strategies to learn from their practical implementation.
While this toolkit provides evidence-based strategies, it is important to stress that every healthcare organization is unique. Thus, it may be necessary to develop and implement other strategies to address unique needs. One of the first steps in using this toolkit is to conduct a risk assessment. This risk assessment should be used to develop strategies that meet the needs of the organization.