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Wearing Gloves and Gowns in the Intensive Care Unit Can Decrease Antibiotic Resistant MRSA Infection

The JAMA Report

The most common complication for a patient while in the hospital is an infection, especially for very sick patients who require a stay in an intensive care unit. It’s estimated that one in 20 hospital patients acquire antibiotic resistant infections like MRSA. A new study examined whether wearing gloves and gowns for all patient contact in the I-C-U decreased infection rates. Catherine Dolf explains in this week’s JAMA Report.