Weekly Poll: An OSHA MRSA standard

By: July 6th, 2009 Email This Post Print This Post

Two weeks ago Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) reintroduced a bill that would require medical facilities to screen test high risk patients for MRSA and report MRSA rates publicly. The bill would also require OSHA to develop a standard to protect healthcare workers and first responders from MRSA infections.

Do you think legislation is the correct way to protect workers? Should OSHA create a MRSA standard to protect healthcare workers?


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Comments

By Caroline Graber on July 6th, 2009 at 10:37 am

As long as Health Care workers adhere to Standard Precautions there is no need to screening or other extra precautions.
We know what to do–we just need to do it with every patient!!!!!!!

By Celeste Erickson on July 6th, 2009 at 11:48 am

I agree with Caroline. Following Standard Precautions protects HCW…not legislation.
Let’s put the resources into educating the public…and HCW…about Infection Prevention.

By Kathy Jacobs RN CHSP on July 7th, 2009 at 10:44 am

Nurses are professionals who should know how to use Standard Precautions to protect themselves from any infectious disease. Legislating this is NOT the way to go. I agree with what both Caroline and Celeste said.

 

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