Neonatology

Staphylococcus Colonization and Infection in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Barry Gray, MD

Sponsoring Agency: Children’s Hospital of Illinois

The aim of this study is to establish an ongoing comprehensive surveillance program to monitor and study staphylococcal colonization and infection in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  The short-term goal is to implement an operational framework to support the initial stages of projects focused on Staphylococcus aureus/MRSA and Staphylococcus epidermidis.  The long-term goal is to improve infection control strategies and reduce the burden of preventable disease in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.