Clinical Insights: Staphylococcus aureus Antibiotic Resistance
Part of the Infection Collection
Edited by Stephanie J Dancer
Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant strains, is an important cause of nosocomial infections. The rise of specific strains in hospitalized patients and even in the community calls for a greater understanding of prevention and control measures. Reduction of the spread of these strains requires education of healthcare workers, pre-emptive isolation of high-risk patients and antimicrobial stewardship. The seven chapters of this book provide clinicians and healthcare workers with guidance from leading experts on the best practice for screening, diagnosis and treatment of at-risk populations.