Navigation Links
Combating the C. diff terrorists on the loose in hospitals
Date:5/19/2011

Just like intelligence agents watching for the real terrorists threatening to attack, monitoring healthcare worker adherence to mandatory hand-washing protocols via hand-washing squads in hospitals can go a long way to stop outbreaks of the opportunistic C. diff bacteria, says Irena Kenneley, an infection prevention and control expert and assistant professor of nursing from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

Kenneley consulted on an analysis of a national hospital practices survey for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC).

She stated that the survey pointed to the need for mandatory standards for hand-washing monitoring, antimicrobial stewardship committees to oversee use of broad-spectrum antibiotics that wipe out the good bacteria along with the bad, and new technologies that can detect the presence of the bacteria after rooms have been thoroughly cleaned.

Currently, Goal 7 of The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' National Patient Safety Guidelines encourages hospitals to set a baseline for hand-washing practices and then goals to improve. At one point, the JCAHO's goal was 90 percent, but organizations now must improve over past performance.

Kenneley said that this target is not enough and that quick isolation and mandatory hand-washing need to be in place.

Washing hands is one of the simplest ways to stop infections from Clostridium difficile, which is commonly called C. diff.

The benefits of hand-washing are known but not always practiced to the extent needed to get rid of the bacteria that can cling to surfaces for months and cause abdominal pain, ulcers in the colon and diarrhea in infected patients. The severity of the C. diff infection can lead to removal of the colon.

Some healthcare workers may not see why they have to go through cleansing, gowning and glovi
'/>"/>

Contact: Susan Griffith
susan.griffith@case.edu
216-368-1004
Case Western Reserve University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Holistic Management and Allan Savory Win the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Award for Turning Deserts into Thriving Grasslands and Combating Climate Change.
2. Combating cancers double whammy
3. Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
4. Mother Nature and bioterrorists: Rochester battles both with $11.9 million award
5. How cancer cells loose their (Circadian) rhythm
6. NASA loosens GRIP on Atlantic hurricane season
7. The private sale of drugs in public hospitals
8. Most pandemic plans in Ontario hospitals have not been tested: Queens University study
9. SHARECOR Partners With Quantros, Inc. to Facilitate Core Measures and Regulatory Reporting in Louisiana Hospitals
10. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Results
11. Father Channels His Grief into Advocacy, Promotes Simple Actions to Make Hospitals Safer for Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... to strut their stuff, Super-Sod debuted their new type of sod called Leisure ... registered trademark application in process. , To commemorate introduction of this new type of ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 01, 2015 , ... Super Bowl 50 ... The National Football League’s biggest day each year is the Super Bowl. In the ... buildup that takes place from the host venue. The 2016 Super Bowl game will mark ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Precision Aesthetics is New York’s ... It was also the first provider of Exilis non-surgical fat reduction in New York. ... it has attracted a large International clientele. Many patients travel to New York ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... its new store run by GoodThreads. The store can be accessed by visiting ... designs, many of which are customizable. The best part: whenever a product is ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 31, 2015 , ... Sculpted Contours Luxury Medical Aesthetics announces the arrival of ... Aesthetics released this new applicator in the United States as an upgrade to the ... The original applicator required a 2 hour treatment time. The new CoolSmooth ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Super-Sod Introduces Leisure Time(TM) Zoysia Grass with an Adirondack Chair Promotion 2Health News:Cheap 2016 Super Bowl Tickets at Levi's Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Super Bowl 50 Tickets in Santa Clara, CA at Levi's Stadium 2Health News:Mesothelioma Organization Launches New Store 2Health News:Mesothelioma Organization Launches New Store 3Health News:Cooler Coolsculpting in Atlanta: Treatments Now Twice As Fast 2Health News:Cooler Coolsculpting in Atlanta: Treatments Now Twice As Fast 3
... Aware of the CDC,s Flu Vaccination Recommendations, New Contest Encourages ... No teenager wants their Facebook status to read "Home with ... That is why singer/songwriter and former American Idol ... and author, Dr. Harley Rotbart, and The Clorox Company to ...
... Are Target Audiences for Unique Vision Correction ProductALISO ... the global eye health company, announced today that ... six Florida markets that will educate baby boomers ... accommodating intraocular lens (IOL). Crystalens, which is a ...
... and the Broadlands,neighborhood alike won when HCA,s application to ... organizer with the California Nurses,Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, which ... , "HCA has a long ... the name of profits, and of shortchanging the communities ...
... Revenue Growth, Key Customer and Partner Wins Drive Strong 2008 Year ... ... 2009 -- Despite an economic environment that has proven to be ... to be a particularly challenging one in which to compete. Despite ...
... information about the fifty states--from Spanish speakers to strawberries produced to ... ... Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 4, 2009 -- SHOW®USA, a website ... about the fifty states in a whole new way, launched today. ...
... announced today the launch of a redesigned and ... release of their FREE 2009 full-color industrial products ... and packed with information to make the shopping ... industrial products since 1948, Reid Supply focuses on ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:American Idol Former Finalist, Brooke White, Helps Teens Cast Flu Prevention Vote 2Health News:American Idol Former Finalist, Brooke White, Helps Teens Cast Flu Prevention Vote 3Health News:American Idol Former Finalist, Brooke White, Helps Teens Cast Flu Prevention Vote 4Health News:Bausch & Lomb's Crystalens to be Featured in Florida Advertising Campaign. 2Health News:Bausch & Lomb's Crystalens to be Featured in Florida Advertising Campaign. 3Health News:Lumension Expands Global Footprint, Extends Leadership in Endpoint Security and Unveils New Brand Identity 2Health News:Lumension Expands Global Footprint, Extends Leadership in Endpoint Security and Unveils New Brand Identity 3Health News:Lumension Expands Global Footprint, Extends Leadership in Endpoint Security and Unveils New Brand Identity 4Health News:Lumension Expands Global Footprint, Extends Leadership in Endpoint Security and Unveils New Brand Identity 5Health News:SHOWUSA Launches: New Website Showcases Animated Maps of U.S. Facts and Figures 2Health News:New Enhanced Web Site and Catalog from Reid Supply 2Health News:New Enhanced Web Site and Catalog from Reid Supply 3
(Date:7/31/2015)... July 31, 2015 According to a ... (Moist Heat, Dry Heat, Ethylene Oxide, Filtration, E-beam, Gamma), Services ... (Hospitals, Pharmaceuticals) - Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, ... 6.1 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 7.6%.from 2015 ... market data T ables and 37 ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , July 31, 2015 ... decades of experience, the domestic pharmaceutical industry is strong, ... manufacture products to high international standards. One ... known is in sub-Saharan Africa: Morocco has quietly become ... South Africa . Indeed, Moroccan pharma ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... July 31, 2015  Semler Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... services to healthcare insurers and physician groups, today reported ... 2015. "In the second quarter of ... revenue growth of 54%, quarter over quarter revenue growth ... installed base of FloChec® units of 18%," said Doug ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sterilization Equipment Market is Expected to Reach USD 6.1 Billion by 2020 2Sterilization Equipment Market is Expected to Reach USD 6.1 Billion by 2020 3Sterilization Equipment Market is Expected to Reach USD 6.1 Billion by 2020 4PharmaBoardroom Releases New Morocco Pharmaceuticals Report 2PharmaBoardroom Releases New Morocco Pharmaceuticals Report 3Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6
The ExcaliburPlus PC is the most powerful isolated ESU with 10,000 V PTP in spray coag....
Standard bipolar coagulator...
...
...
Medicine Products: