Category: Infection Control

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Dubbed “Nightmare” By CDC

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a common problem in the healthcare industry today, with more than 2 million Americans getting an antibiotic-resistant infection annually. One, particularly concerning type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, is called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, which has been dubbed “nightmare” bacteria.

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Containment Strategy To Reduce The Spread Of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs)

More than 23,000 Americans die each year from infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). Responding to unusual resistance early can help stop the spread and protect patients and staff.

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Communication: One of the Most Crucial Tools in Infection Control

Clear, concise communication increases patient confidence as infection prevention and control strategies are put into play during high-risk situations or extended renovation projects. The time to have the conversation about more efficient communication between healthcare staff, patients, and infection preventionists is now.

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Containment For Senior Living Community Provides Optimal Infection Control During Renovations

Infection control protocols and awareness, especially during construction projects, is critical, with pathogens caused by dust posing a high risk for residents and staff. Contractors need to ensure that senior residents and patients are kept safe, both from the area of construction and the risk of infection from renovation work.

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What is Bioterrorism and How Can It Be Prevented?

Hospital infection strategies are often geared more towards responding to microorganism or endemic pathogens, with bioterrorism lower on the list of concerns. Yet, healthcare workers are often the first responders in the event of a bioterrorism attack. Further investment in preparedness, awareness, and training can greatly reduce the mortality rate, and economic impact in the event of a bioterrorist attack.

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