Bacterial Resistance ISSUE BRIEF

November 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Nov2008, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p17
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The article explores the broader implications of bacterial resistance for hospitals and what needs to be done to limit its impact. As resistance increases, the options for treating various infectious diseases will dwindle, says John Gums, professor of pharmacy and medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Combating bacterial resistance must be a multidisciplinary effort. All clinicians can influence bacterial resistance by following standard precautions and practicing proper hand hygiene. INSETS: Nine Steps to Improve Hand Washing Compliance;Health care-associated infection prevention strategies.


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