Hospital infection control strategies for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile
- New HAI data posted on CMS Hospital Compare. // Hospital Peer Review;Feb2014, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p22
The article announces the availability of data on the Hospital Compare Web site of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on what U.S. hospitals are doing to prevent Clostridium difficile infections and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections.
- Infection control update. Gillespie, Elizabeth // Australian Nursing Journal;Oct2009, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p35
The article discusses the developments in the efforts made for infection prevention and control. It notes that hand hygiene is regarded as the main measure for infection prevention. The threat posed by multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE)...
- DEALING WITH THE HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS. Usman, Javaid // Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal;9/30/2014, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p382
The article focuses on how hospitals can address hospital acquired infections. Topics include the presence of some deadly pathogens in the hospital like methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Acinetobacter species, and Clostridium difficile, the need to provide training to staff for...
- Horne's Docugard s on the hospital case to fight MRSA. // Printing World;4/6/2006, Vol. 294 Issue 1, p13
The article reports that paper products maker Robert Horne produced Docugard, a manila board claimed to ward off hospital infections such as those from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The board is widely used in the health care sector for producing literature, packaging, case...
- Patient campaigner calls for TV cameras to check handwashing. Parish, Cohn // Nursing Standard;5/28/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 38, p6
The article reports on the advocacy of Roger Goss, co-director of Patient Concern, in prompting hospitals to use closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) in monitoring hygiene habits of its medical personnel and patients. Goss explains that regular handwashing will help reduce...
- CA-MRSA: preventing, managing leading culprit in skin, soft tissue infections. Blazek, Nicole // Infectious Diseases in Children;Mar2009, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p1
The article offers tips on preventing and managing pediatric infections that are caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which include good hand hygiene.
- Strict protocols prevent spread of MRSA. // Hospital Home Health;Nov2009, Vol. 26 Issue 11, p124
The article reports on the specific infection control protocols implemented by employees at Northwest Community Home Care in Arlington Heights, Illinois to prevent the spread of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureas (MRSA).
- Guides issued to treat MRSA. Gustafson, Mary // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Feb2011, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p3
The article focuses on the move of the Infectious Diseases Society of America to release its first set of comprehensive guidelines for treating methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
- Long waits put your emergency patients at high risk for contracting infections. Calder, Shelley; Smith, Karen; Underwood, Michelle // ED Nursing;Sep2008, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p121
ED patients arc at high risk for hospital-acquired infections due to overcrowding, long waits, and poor medication compliance. The Joint Commission's new National Patient Safety Goals require you to prevent methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile (C. diff) and drug...