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2013-01-15 10:40:33

Patients recovering from surgery get infections far more often than is being reported, a new study led by De Montfort University has found. Infection prevention specialists are now calling on the Department of Health to bring in a clear and standardized system for hospitals to try to identify the true scale of surgical infections. They say a study of the way in which NHS hospital trusts in England has shown "worrying inconsistencies" between hospitals in how they defined surgical site...

2013-01-10 05:03:08

Intuitive “When to Use” Icons Aid in Achieving Patient Hand Hygiene Education at the Bedside (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 PDI, owner of Sani-Hands® Instant Hand Sanitizing wipes, announces the launch of new educational packaging to help aid in hand hygiene for patients and education at the bedside. Four educational “when to use” icons have been added to the Sani-Hands Bedside Pack to help healthcare staff communicate critical opportunities for patients to practice...

2012-09-12 02:30:46

CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "More than 285 Americans die every single day from a health-associated infection (HAI) that is mostly preventable and MRSA infections are at the top of the list," states Jeanine Thomas, founder of MRSA Survivors Network and World MRSA Day, October 2. Over two million Americans acquire an infection every year and many suffer greatly, become disabled and lose their quality of life - an infection is a dehumanizing experience. (Logo:...

2012-08-21 02:27:29

CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Help us in the fight against MRSA. MRSA activists and survivors along with their families are uniting in the global fight against MRSA, healthcare-acquired infections (HAI's) and antimicrobial resistance. World MRSA Day, October 2 and World MRSA Awareness Month, October are designated annual awareness dates. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090825/DC65136LOGO) "The continued human suffering, disabling and loss of life from this...

2012-07-27 12:35:08

Infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) doubled at academic medical centers in the U.S. between 2003 and 2008, according to a report published in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) estimate hospitalizations increased from about 21 out of every 1,000 patients...

2012-07-24 02:28:51

CHICAGO, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join us in the fight against MRSA at the Fourth Annual World MRSA Day Kickoff event and Global MRSA Summit on September 29, 2012 in Chicago. The annual event is organized by MRSA Survivors Network, the global leader in the fight against MRSA, healthcare-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance. The 2012 global theme for World MRSA Day, October 2 and World MRSA Awareness Month, October is 'The MRSA Epidemic - A Call to Action'. (Logo:...

2012-05-04 12:30:36

An evaluation of the national clean your hands campaign shows for the first time that an effective hand-hygiene campaign, undertaken in the context of a high profile political drive, can successfully reduce some healthcare associated infections, according to a new study published in tomorrow's BMJ. The national clean your hands campaign was rolled out to all 187 NHS Trusts from January 2005 with instructions to provide bed-side alcohol handrub (AHR), posters encouraging healthcare workers...

2012-04-10 06:28:38

NEW YORK, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MRSA--the super virulent bacteria that is a leading cause of infections during patient hospitalization--has met its match: Antimicrobial Copper. A live webcast experiment (http://www.antimicrobialtouchsurface.com/) demonstrated that Antimicrobial Copper effectively kills MRSA within two hours while it readily survives on stainless steel. "Antimicrobial copper is part of the solution in the fight against healthcare-acquired infections - it kills...

2012-03-06 07:31:00

CHICAGO, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRSA Survivors Network, a global leader in raising awareness for the MRSA epidemic launches International MRSA Testing Week, April 1-7th with the support of their alliance partner MRSA Action UK. International MRSA Testing Week is an annual designated observance for active detection (screening) for MRSA colonization of high risk patients upon admission to a healthcare facility. The global awareness week draws attention for the urgent...

2011-11-29 07:31:00

Stop MRSA with Active Detection - Prevention Saves Lives Campaign CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRSA Survivors Network, the prominent patient and consumer advocate organization are launching their new global awareness campaign - International MRSA Testing Week, April 1-7 ,( )an annual designated observance to raise awareness for active detection (screening) for MRSA to surgical and high risk patients before admission to a healthcare facility. The global...