Preventing the spread of MRSA: …and the role of practices such as phlebotomy is worth considering

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7472.978-b (Published 21 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:978
  1. Frank J Conroy, senior house officer, plastic surgery (drfrank77@yahoo.co.uk)
  1. Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield WF2 4DG

    EDITOR—The spread of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been wholly apportioned by the mass media to poor handwashing techniques by doctors and nurses.1 Although handwashing techniques must be improved, other quite blatant modes of transmission are swept aside.

    Every healthcare professional will be aware of the prevalence of MRSA in …

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