Frequently Asked Questions

Who is required to report MRSA and VRE?
Do I report each case of MRSA and VRE?
What has to be reported?
How often do I report MRSA and VRE?
Our facility is both a hospital and an ambulatory surgical center. Do I report the hospital and ambulatory surgical center numbers together or separately?
Do rehabilitation centers have to report?
Do we count isolates used for routine surveillance?

Who is required to report MRSA and VRE?
All hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers are required to report MRSA and VRE

Do I report each case of MRSA and VRE?
Data is reported in aggregate numbers only. Reporting shall include only a patient's first diagnostic nosocomial isolate per admission.

What has to be reported?
Four (4) numbers are reported each quarter. They are:

  1. Number of Nosocomial Isolates of Staph aureus sensitive to methicillin
  2. Number of Nosocomial Isolates of enterococci sensitive to vancomycin
  3. Total number of Nosocomial Isolates of staph aureus
  4. Total number of Nosocomial Isolates of enterococci

****Only Nosocomial Isolates Monitored By The Facility*****

How often do I report MRSA and VRE?
MRSA and VRE are reported on a quarterly basis. A form has been developed for your use.

Our facility is both a hospital and an ambulatory surgical center. Do I report the hospital and ambulatory surgical center numbers together or separately?
Yes, you report the facilities as separate entities.

Do rehabilitation centers have to report?
Only if the rehabilitation center is counted in your hospital license.

Do we count isolates used for routine surveillance?
No, isolates used for routine surveillance are not counted.