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2014-07-31 23:04:04

MRSA has been found to be colonizing people’s homes. Sylmar, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 In a recent article on Salon.com titled “Antibiotic-resistant Superbug MRSA is Now Colonizing People’s Homes,” the author notes that MRSA is not as easily avoidable as once thought, because it’s now found in homes. MRSA is a strain of staph bacteria that is antibiotic-resistant, and, in turn, can be very difficult to treat in patients. MRSA is spread by coming in contact with a person who has...

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...

2012-07-27 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...

2012-05-04 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...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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