Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust (UK) begun prescribing the insertion of intra-vascular device (cannula) and reduced MRSA infection by 100%. This work provesbeyond doubt the association of intra-vascular device with increased infection rate inhospitals.Multiple punctures put patients at risk for local and systemic infectious complications,including local site infection. IVD can now be classified similar to a classified drug as its usecan result in serious harm to the patients. This may result in the introduction the organismpresent on the skin, resulting in severe toxemia & shock, and possible death. As doctors wemust respect our ethics and ask this question “Is this cannula safe?” How do we defend our action ?
Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust (UK) (BBC News, 8
May 2008) begunprescribing the insertion of intra-vascular device (cannula). Doctors were able to monitor the tubes more closely for signs of infection. Since the introduction of this protocol lastNovember there have been no new cases of MRSA infections. This figure covers all formsof MRSA, including bacteraemia and wound infections. This compares to 2007/08 whenthere was 11 reported bloodstream infections. This work proves beyond doubt theassociation of intra-vascular device with increased infection rate in hospitals.The emergence of new epidemic strains of CA-MRSA in the community, among patientswithout established MRSA risk factors, may present new challenges to MRSA control inhealthcare settings(1). Klevens RM et al; reported Invasive MRSA is a major public healthproblem primarily related to health care but no longer confined to intensive care units, acutecare hospitals, or any health care institution (2).
et al; published the result of their study CA-MRSA Hand Infections in an Urban Setting, claiming 73% of healthy adultsare said to carry this organism on their hands(3)