A 48 year old man is admitted to the hospital for a scheduled surgery. Two days later, he develops fever, chills, cough and chest pain. This hospital has reported several cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the last 3 months.
What should have been given to this patient to prevent his infection with MRSA?
Vancomycin and linezolid are the best prophylactic agents against MRSA. All admitted patients to this hospital should be treated with one of these antibiotics to avoid their infection. This should be done in addition to all other preventive measures.
The correct answer is E