Nasal Decolonization

Emerging Strategies on Achieving Nasal Decolonization For Reducing Hospital Acquired Infections


Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) remain the most signicant contributors to healthcare associated infections (HAIs) worldwide. Transmission prevention strategies have been in place for several decades and have come to include combinations of patient screening, the use of contact precautions, decolonizing skin with antiseptic agents and reducing colonization of the anterior nares with a topical antibiotic.

 This Whitepaper will cover:

  • The current status of MRSA HAI's and the financial impact
  • Transmission prevention strategies
  • Results of a nasal decolonization study