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Frequently Asked Questions
D. Common
MRSA - FAQ0003

Q: If a sample of isolated MRSA from a blood culture is identified after a patient dies should this be reported on the HCAI Data Capture System?

A: This case does not need to be reported since it is from a post-mortem sample.

MRSA - FAQ0001

Q: What organisation deals with MRSA bacteraemia penalties?

A: NHS Improvement deal with MRSA bacteraemia occurring in Trusts. Please contact them directly on enquiries@improvement.nhs.uk for further details.

MRSA - FAQ0002

Q: Can I request copies of the leaflet 'MRSA - Information for Patients'

A: Please note that this guidance has now been superseded by the information available on the NHS Choices website, which is available here.

Additionally, you might find some useful information and general guidance about Staphylococcus aureus on the Gov.uk website here.

MRSA - FAQ0004

Q: What is the definition of an episode of MRSA bacteraemia?

A: An episode is considered to be a repeat report from the same individual within 14 days of the first report, where day 1 is considered the first day; such repeat reports should not be reported. Duplicate reports that are more than 14 days apart from the first report of that episode should be reported, as these are considered to be a separate episode.