Prevention of MRSA
MRSA and other bacterial infection can be effectively prevented with sanitization and hygienic practices in hospitals and health care facilities. This includes surface sanitization with alcohol and conducting screening programs. Screening programs reduces the chances of clubbing infected individuals with other healthy people. It is also important to be hygienic. Hand washing is the first step. Infected individuals should decolonize themselves as per their doctor’s instructions with chlorhexidine or other antiseptic. Infected individuals should avoid contact with others until the infection has been contained.
The use of some antibiotics like Glycopeptides, cephalosporins and in particular, quinolones are associated with an increased risk. Therefore, reducing their use can help prevent an infection.