Reference sources

The aim of MRSA Action UK's publications is to give practical information to help people to manage the effects of MRSA on their lives. Therefore, we draw on the personal experiences of people who have had MRSA or cared for someone with MRSA as well the expert opinion of health professionals and evidence-based medical research in writing a publication.

To guarantee the accuracy and credibility of our information, we use rigorous criteria to select the information sources used to research and write our publications. All information gathered from external sources is cross-referenced with established medical textbooks or government guidelines and checked by experts in infection prevention and control and antimicrobial resistance.

Obtaining reference materials

We can give information on how to locate our reference sources, and in some cases we can supply copies of the relevant documents. Please contact info@mrsaactionuk.net for details. Our publications are detailed and referenced below:

Title of Publication [Leaflet]: Information for patients and carers about MRSA and going into hospital

References:

A simple guide to MRSA. Department of Health, published July 2007

Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA - frequently asked questions - Health Protection Agency, published March 2010

The infection risks associated with clothing and household linens in home and everyday life settings, and the role of laundry - Bloomfield SF, Exner M, Signorelli C, et al (2011)

The management of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia in adults National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care commissioned by National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence April 2008

Urinary tract infections in adults Quality standard [QS90] Published date: June 2015

MRSA Infection, NHS Choices - Page last reviewed: 28/04/2015 Next review due: 28/04/2017

NICE quality improvement guide - Information for people visiting, or receiving treatment in, NHS hospitals on the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections - November 2011

Going into hospital - The NHS in England - NHS Choices, Page last reviewed: 26/09/2014, next review due: 26/09/2016

MRSA Screening for patients, Department of Health, 31 March 2010

Implementation of modified admission methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening guidance - Department of Health 18 August 2014

Preoperative Whole Body Disinfection with Chlorhexidine, A discussion on current national guidelines from NICE (2008) and the Cochrane Review on Preoperative bathing or showering with skin antiseptics to prevent Surgical Site Infection (2011, Issue 1) - Author: Suchismita Roy, PhD (Cantab.)

Efficacy of antiseptic-impregnated central venous catheters in preventing catheter-related bloodstream infection: a meta-analysis, Veenstra D L, Saint S, Saha S, Lumley T, Sullivan S D, November 2000

Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular - Catheter-Related Infections, 2011, CDC

Title of Publication [Leaflet]: Advice for those affected by MRSA outside of hospital

References:

The infection risks associated with clothing and household linens in home and everyday life settings, and the role of laundry - Bloomfield SF, Exner M, Signorelli C, et al (2011)

MRSA Screening for patients, Department of Health, 31 March 2010

Implementation of modified admission methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening guidance - Department of Health 18 August 2014

Advice for those affected by MRSA outside of hospital, Department of Health 2008

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE): Infection Control Quality Standard - Issued April 2014

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence: (NICE) - Prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections quality improvement guide. Issued: November 2011

Prevention and control Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). National Clinical Guideline No. 2 (Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Ireland 2013)

Title of Publication [Poster]: Right time right place

References:

WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care - World Health Organization 2009

The effectiveness of hand hygiene procedures in reducing the risks of infections in home and community settings including handwashing and alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Bloomfield, Sally F. et al. American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 35, Issue 10, S27 - S64. December 2007

Cover your cough, CDC, August 2015

Standard Infection Control Precautions Literature Review: Cough etiquette/respiratory hygiene in the hospital setting, Health Protection Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland, January 2012

Content updated: 18/02/2016
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