ICCS Special Report: MRSA Infection in Professional Football Players

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Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, President of Infection Control Consulting Services (ICCS), has published a new special report that examines the outbreaks and instances of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that have plagued the National Football League (NFL).

In the special report, Phenelle writes about the most recent case of MRSA involving an NFL player (New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells) before discussing why the NFL has struggled with MRSA for more than a decade, the dangers of this infectious disease and why preventing MRSA must be a top priority for healthcare facilities, including hospitals and outpatient care settings.

Read the ICCS special report on NFL MRSA infections.

This special report is the third published by ICCS this year. Previous special reports discussed the CDC calling for facilities to review their reprocessing procedures for reusable medical devices and the revised ASC infection control surveyor worksheet.

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is the founder and president of Infection Control Consulting Services LLC (ICCS). Phenelle has more than 30 years' experience providing customized comprehensive infection control and prevention services to healthcare facilities nationwide. Her services focus on assisting hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental office and oral surgery practices, doctor's offices, nursing homes and other organizations with implementing and maintaining an infection control program that: complies with The Joint Commission, AAAHC, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and other regulatory agencies; respond to situations of noncompliance; and improve the processes for reducing risk.