Patient and Staff Instructions from Magee Women's Hospital of UPMC: S. aureus Screening in Surgical Patients

Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


This instruction sheet provides detailed instructions for patients and staff on nasal Staphylococcus aureus screening and is given to patients 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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