Antibacterial Scrubs Reduce MRSA Burden


Antimicrobial scrubs appear to reduce the burden of MRSA on hands and apparel, but not vancomycin-resistant enterococci or gram-negative rod burden. An analysis found that differences in mean log MRSA colony-forming unit counts on the leg cargo pocket, abdominal area, leg cargo pocket at the beginning of a shift, and abdominal area pocket at the end of a shift favored antimicrobial scrubs.

Abstract: Hospital Epidemiology and Infections Control, March 2012.

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