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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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SILVA, Adriana Maria da et al. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus: knowledge and factors related to the nursing team’s adherence to preventive measures. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2010, vol.18, n.3, pp.346-351. ISSN 1518-8345.

This study evaluated the knowledge of a nursing team from a public hospital in the state of São Paulo, Brazil concerning preventive measures recommended in the care delivered to patients colonized with Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and, through the Health Beliefs Model, identified the factors influencing adherence or non-adherence to preventive measures. A total of 318 professionals from different units participated in the study. According to the analysis, the nursing team’s knowledge and perception of MRSA susceptibility was limited, which indicates the need for actions to improve the understanding of preventive measures employed in the care delivered to patients colonized or infected by this microorganism.

Keywords : Nursing, Team; Methicillin Resistance; Health Knowledge [Attitudes, Practice].

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