MRSA Guidelines and Resources
Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines
- Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines
General infection prevention guidelines, recommendations, and laws related to infection prevention.
Staph and MRSA Guidelines and Recommendations
For health care facilities
- Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
Case-definition of CA-MRSA, Spectrum, Diagnosis and treatment, Prevention (keeping CA-MRSA from turning into HA-MRSA), Prevention (keeping CA-MRSA from spreading in communities)
- CDC: Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms In Healthcare Settings, 2006
CDC/HICPAC guidelines to prevent and control MDROs such as MRSA and VRE in health care facilities.
- CDC: Antimicrobial Resistance in Healthcare Settings
The CDC's Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance aims to prevent antimicrobial resistance in health care settings. The campaign centers on four main strategies: prevent infection, diagnose and treat infection, use antimicrobials wisely, and prevent transmission.
- CID: Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America for the Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Adults and Children
Evidence-based guidelines for the management of patients with MRSA infections prepared by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The guidelines are intended for use by health care providers who care for adult and pediatric patients with MRSA infections.
- CDC: Laboratory Detection of Oxacillin/Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
MRSA fact sheet for laboratories from the CDC.
- Comparison of Community- and Health Care–Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection
JAMA. 2003;290:2976-2984. Timothy S. Naimi, Kathleen H. LeDell, Kathryn Como-Sabetti,et al.
- Four Pediatric Deaths from Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- Minnesota and North Dakota, 1997-1999
MMWR; August 20, 1999. Pediatric MRSA cases.