About The Author

I am an infectious diseases physician, clinical microbiologist, and hospital epidemiologist at the University of Iowa Healthcare. I am interested in healthcare associated infection prevention, and the role of the diagnostic microbiology laboratory in supporting infection prevention activities.

Discontinuing Contact Precautions For Multi-Drug Resistant Microorganisms In The Inpatient Setting

Imagine that you are admitted to a hospital and acquire a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) due to the same bacteria that is causing an infection in a patient in a neighboring room. And to make matters worse, the HAI is due to a multi-drug resistant organism (MDRO). What happened? Could it have been avoided? Contact Precautions