Patient Instructions from Exempla Lutheran Medical Center: S. aureus Nasal Screening

Exempla Lutheran Medical Center

Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA


This instruction sheet provides detailed instructions for nasal Staphylococcus aureus decolonization using Bactroban and is given to patients with positive nasal screens prior to surgery to lower the risk of surgical site infection.



This document was initially created as part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Project JOINTS initiative, funded by the federal government, in support of implementing the evidence-based interventions recommended in the How-to Guide: Prevent Surgical Site Infection for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.

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