Methicillin-Sensitive and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Preventing Surgical Site Infections Following Plastic Surgery
Elward AM, McAndrews JM, Young VL (Washington Univ School of Medicine, St Louis, MO; St Louis, MO; BodyAesthetic Plastic Surgery & Skin Care Ctr, St Louis, MO) Aesthet Surg J 29:232-244, 2009§
The reader is presumed to have a broad understanding of aesthetic surgical procedures. After studying this article, the participant should be able to:
Explain the microbiology of Staphylococcus species and discuss antibiotic resistance development in Staphylococcus species and assess how clinical outcomes are affected.
Identify the epidemiology of Staphylococcus carriers and the impact on the clinical practice and regulation. Practice effective measures that prevent surgical site infections.
Practice screening for and decolonizing of patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).