Project CLEAR (changing lives by eradicating antibiotic resistance)

HS 2010-7710
Infectious Disease
Susan Huang, MD, MPH
UC Irvine Medical Center and participating hospitals and nursing homes across Orange County and Southern Los Angeles County.
Randomized controlled trial comparing education versus soap and medicine strategies to prevent post-discharge MRSA infection in MRSA-positive patients being discharged from the hospital.
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Currently admitted to the hospital admission or admitted in the past 30 days
  • Positive culture for MRSA during recent hospital admission or within 30 days prior to admission or following discharge
  • Able to give consent or have a primary caregiver provide consent
  • Able to take a bath or shower regularly or have a primary caregiver perform this
Follow-up period is one year. During that year, participant would attend four 30-minute follow-up visits at designated clinics in Orange, Irvine or Torrance.
All patients will receive detailed education about MRSA.
$25 for first follow-up visit (month 1); $30 for second follow-up visit (month 3); $35 for third follow-up visit (month 6); $50 for fourth follow-up visit (month 9); totaling $140.
Project CLEAR Central Office