Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) bacteremia is defined as a patient identified with laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infection with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Bloodstream infection is a single positive blood culture for MRSA.

The MRSA rate is calculated as a rate per 1,000 patient days. The “total patient days” represents the sum of the number of days during which services were provided to all inpatients during the given time period.

Cases are defined as individuals who acquired the MRSA bacteria during hospitalization at Sault Area Hospital but are not displaying signs of infection or may have infections that are not in the bloodstream.

Quarterly Rates

Q1 2021/2022 Cases: 0 | Rates: 0.00

The rate is calculated as follows:
Number of new hospital-acquired MRSA bloodstream infections in our facility X 1000
Total number of patient days (for one month)

Hospital Associated MRSA Rates

Cases are defined as individuals who acquired the MRSA bacteria during hospitalization at Sault Area Hospital but do not have infections in the bloodstream.

Monthly Rates

August 2021 Cases: 5 | Rates: 0.70

The rate is calculated as follows:
Number of new hospital-acquired MRSA cases  in our facility X 1000
Total number of patient days (for one month)