Routine use of mupirocin to prevent staphylococcal infections is controversial. We assessed attitudes and practices of healthcare professionals attending the Fourth Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections regarding mupirocin prophylaxis. Eighty percent of participants did not use mupirocin routinely. At the end of the session, 58% indicated they would consider increased use of mupirocin.
Roth VR, Murphy C, Perl TM, DeMaria A, Sohn AH, Sinkowitz-Cochran RL, Jarvis WR
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2000 Nov;21(11):745-9