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Hospital Acquired Infections

Lurking Hospital Germs Causing Harm And More Illness. Most don’t raise their hand and volunteer to go to the hospital to spend time lying in a bed. Inevitably, illness and accidents happen and we end up needing treatment, surgery, or...
Are you at risk of acquiring a hospital infection after surgery? Hospital infections acquired post surgery have been on the rise. As a patient, it is never anticipated to go in for an everyday surgery such as a knee scope,...
A call for change in hospital cleaning and patient protection measures.  Do you know someone who has been in the hospital recently, or have you been in a hospital bed? Most of us have or will visit a hospital every...
Why Your Skin Is a Vital Part Of Your Health “You can’t walk on planet earth without your terrestrial space suit,” stated Dr. Peter Elias, an authority when it comes to the skin and its outermost layer the stratum corneum....
Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, is the first hospital in Louisiana to utilize Biovigil, the newest health technology solution in reducing hospital-associated infections through hand hygiene. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical...
What you need to know about Bacteria It is estimated there at over 5,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 variations of bacteria living on this earth. CBS Sunday Morning Anchor, Jane Pauley, reported on the the discovery of bacteria Sunday, September 17, 2017 during the...
A must read for hospital patients with diabetes Diabetes in on the rise worldwide. Could it be the adoption of the western diet and lifestyle and countries across the globe? Whatever the cause may be, the numbers are alarming. In...
What You Need to Know about CHG, Hospital Care, and Infection Control Chlorhexidine, commonly referred to as CHG, could be putting many patients at risk in hospital and clinical settings. To understand why, let’s first talk about what this chemical...
Infection Control Study in Ghana Hospitals Show Door Handles Often Shelter MRSA A new study (published May 10, 2016) in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control shows the need for better protocols when it comes to the cleaning of hospital door handles. Eight samples were...
Measles outbreak could stir panic. A third child in Minnesota has been diagnosed with measles. The rare disease was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000, which makes the Minnesota measles drama slightly concerning. All three children live in...

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