Reference 2016-411

REF:            2016-411

Subject:        MRSA screening

 

 

Request:

  • has changed its MRSA screening after the 2014 PHE guidance called ‘implementation of modified admission MRSA screening guidance for NHS (2014).
  • If so, what was your screening regime?
  • If you restricted screening, have MRSA acquisitions (positive screen after 48 hours in hospital or after a negative screen) increased?
  • If so, but how much
  • Please tell me the number of MRSA bacteraemias for the years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16
  • If you restricted screening and if either MRSA acquisitions or MRSA bacteraemias increased, did you go back to universal screening?
  • If you moved to restricted screening and returned to universal screening, how long did you practice restricted screening.

 

Response:

Has changed its MRSA screening after the 2014 PHE guidance called ‘implementation of modified admission MRSA screening guidance for NHS (2014) No
If so, what was your screening regime? Unchanged – universal screening policy
If you restricted screening, have MRSA acquisitions (positive screen after 48 hours in hospital or after a negative screen) increased? Not applicable
If so, but how much Not applicable
Please tell me the number of MRSA bacteraemias for the years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 Trust assigned cases 13/14: 2

Trust assigned cases 14/15: 1

Trust assigned cases 15/16: 6

If you restricted screening and if either MRSA acquisitions or MRSA bacteraemias increased, did you go back to universal screening? Not applicable
If you moved to restricted screening and returned to universal screening, how long did you practice restricted screening. Not applicable

 

 

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