Information about the New England Journal of Medicine ‘REDUCE MRSA’ trial

Given the study that was published on 5/29/13 in the New England Journal of Medicine titled “Targeted vs. Universal Decontamination to Prevent ICU infection,” which has received wide media coverage, you may receive inquiries about infection prevention policies, practices, and rates of MRSA in your facility. APIC has prepared a backgrounder on the study and other helpful information. In addition, Edward Septimus, MD, will present results of the REDUCE MRSA trial at the APIC 40th Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale. Plan to attend live or listen via the conference proceedings: Sunday, June 9, Plenary Session, 8-9 a.m., “Horizontal vs. vertical interventions in prevention of healthcare-associated infections.”

Access the backgrounder.