MRSA suppression

The local MRSA Policy states that: ‘All previously colonised or infected patients with MRSA must be screened on admission and, in addition, suppression therapy started immediately'. This means that MRSA suppression therapy must be prescribed if a patient has ever had MRSA or been colonised with MRSA in the past, even though they may have had a negative result since then.

 

Example MRSA suppression prescription for in-patient:

MRSA Suppression Example Prescription