Study examines effect of use of gloves and gowns for all patient contact in ICUs on MRSA or VRE

(The JAMA Network Journals) The wearing of gloves and gowns by health care workers for all intensive care unit patient contact did not reduce the rate of acquisition of a combination of the bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, although there was a lower risk of MRSA acquisition alone, according to a study published online by JAMA.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news