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Stopping injections cuts MRSA

9th May 2008

The Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust claims it has eliminated MRSA bloodstream infections by stopping the routine practice of administering intravenous injections.

The trust has instead started to prescribe the insertion of cannulae to give intravenous fluids and this has meant that doctors are able to monitor the tubes more closely for signs of infection. The trust said since the introduction last November there have been no new cases of MRSA infections, compared to 2007/08 when there was 11 reported bloodstream infections.

 

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Article Information

Title: Stopping injections cuts MRSA
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 6684
Date Added: 9th May 2008

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Mental Health Foundation

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