CDC's Safe Healthcare Blog (corrected links): REDUCE MRSA trial lead author discusses the landmark paperCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 05/30/2013 01:35 PM EDT Today, on CDC's Safe Healthcare blog, lead author of the REDUCE MRSA trial, Dr. Susan Huang, discusses the results of the landmark study and provides insight into what the findings mean for infection prevention and patient safety. The REDUCE MRSA trial found that using germ-killing soap and ointment on all intensive-care unit (ICU) patients could reduce bloodstream infections by up to 44 percent and significantly reduce the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in ICUs.
Dr. Huang is an Associate Professor at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine and Medical Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention at UC Irvine Health.
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Read the entire study in NEJM: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1207290