Hospitals today are increasingly being challenged by rising patient infection rates, especially from “superbugs” such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Just 17.4 percent of ambulatory care nurses reported that they comply with all nine standard precautions for infection prevention
Patient safety efforts widen to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria
U.S. hospitals are evaluated on their ability to reduce the incidence of infections patients acquire during their stays, but there's surprisingly little evidence suggesting the best method to disinfect surfaces in patient rooms.
Consumer Reports’ new Ratings of more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals show which do a good job of avoiding MRSA, C.diff, and other deadly infections
Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality highlighted seven disinfecting challenges hospitals face, or the "seven sins of disinfecting."
Blog post by Jon Otter
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