Surveillance cultures for MRSA are an invaluable tool in today’s healthcare environment. By utilizing proper swabbing techniques, your facility can quickly identify MRSA infection and colonization, and prevent transmission.
Provides a brief overview of MRSA
Highlights why surveillance is conducted
Emphasizes the importance of clean tests, proper labeling and documentation
Visual demonstration of how to swab the nares (moist and dry swab)
Visual demonstration of how to swab the axilla and groin
Visual demonstration of how to swab a wound (Levine twirl and Z-stroke technique)
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