Navigation Links
Poll of Infection Prevention and Control Professionals Reveals MRSA Prevention Progress Six Months After National Survey
Date:12/10/2007

IPCPs Adopting Stronger Interventions but Say Facilities Must Do More

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A poll of infection prevention professionals conducted six months after the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology's (APIC's) national MRSA Prevalence Study indicated that while 59 percent of the 2,100 who responded are adopting or have already adopted interventions to address Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), 50 percent said their health care facility is not doing as much as it could or should to stop the transmission of MRSA.

MRSA is a virulent multi-drug resistant organism. Interventions adopted ranged from increased hand hygiene compliance and testing of high-risk groups to the more comprehensive approach outlined in APIC's Guide to the Elimination of MRSA Transmission in Hospital Settings.

"We took this informal poll of our membership to get a sense of the pace of progress and what's changed in the six months since our MRSA Prevalence Study," said Kathy L. Warye, Chief Executive Officer of APIC. "We are encouraged that many hospitals are empowering infection prevention professionals to implement more MRSA prevention measures. However, it's concerning that many infection prevention programs are still inadequately funded and that facilities lack resources, staff and buy-in from senior management to prevent the transmission of MRSA."

Two recent studies have brought increased attention to MRSA. In June, APIC released the first national MRSA Prevalence Study which is being published in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. This was followed by a CDC report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in October.

"Our members understand the severity of this issue and are aggressively addressing MRSA, but the scope of this public health threat demands commitment and participation from every hospital, at all leve
'/>"/>

SOURCE Association for Professionals in Infection Control andEpidemiology
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. HPV vaccine does not appear to be effective for treating pre-existing HPV infection
2. Mayo Clinic researchers discover new diagnostic test for detecting infection in prosthetic joints
3. Computers help chemists fight emerging infections
4. Infection contributes to the high rates of oropharyngeal cancers
5. Jefferson immunology researchers halt lethal rabies infection in brain
6. SIV infection of natural hosts provides new insights into HIV disease complexity
7. Novel virus detection identifies new viruses in study of respiratory infections and asthma attacks
8. Natural aorta grafts have few side effects for infection-prone patients
9. Common misdiagnosis: most women believe they have a yeast infection when they dont
10. Patient Safety Authority Board of Directors Names Infection Advisory Panel
11. FDA Approves LEVAQUIN(R) Short-Course Therapy for Treatment of Complicated Urinary Tract Infections and Acute Pyelonephritis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/12/2014)... Security Analytics market is estimated to grow from $1,961.8 ... an expected CAGR of 9.7% for the period between ... number of security breaches, continued line of sophisticated attacks, ... are enormous. Vendors in the security analytics market are ... better and more secure systems. , There has been ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... July 12, 2014 Casinos ... despite rising competition from international and online casinos. Revenue ... over the five years through 2014-15. Greater per capita ... more gaming services. Rises in discretionary income levels have ... money on non-essential items such as casino gambling services. ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 12, 2014 "The second toes cross over ... painful to wear shoes," said an inventor from East Hartford, ... prevents this from happening. , He then created a prototype ... prevent the second and big toes from overlapping. This avoids ... shoes. Ergonomic and easy to use, it's ideal for people ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 12, 2014 Using and carrying around ... two inventors from Ashland, Va., decided that there needed ... inspired us to conceive of our design," he said. ... KIDNEY KOVER, which provides an inconspicuous way to use ... as well as promotes comfort and peace of mind. ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 2014 For those who are unfamiliar with ... absorb the nutrients in food. The enzymes literally break up ... enough to be absorbed by human bodies. According Dr. Henry ... enzymes in regular food is the cause of many gastrointestinal ... started by Michelle DelPresto, a mother of 3 who is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North America Security Analytics Market Worth $1,215.2 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Security Analytics Market Worth $1,215.2 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Security Analytics Market Worth $1,215.2 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Casinos in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 2Health News:Casinos in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 3Health News:Casinos in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 4Health News:New Super Digestive Enzyme, DZ10, Supercharges The Digestion Process 2
... 2011-For many young scientists, particularly women, research careers hang ... that the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) hopes ... grant from Nature Publishing Group (NPG) to underwrite childcare ... next five years. The awards help ensure the continuation ...
... Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found clues to the ... protein, p53, can cause cells to stop dividing or even ... and it is responsible for much of the tissue destruction ... as the ones commonly used for cancer therapy. The new ...
... News) -- Parents who smoke are more likely to try to ... chances of success aren,t any better than normal, a new study ... role in helping these parents quit smoking, said the researchers at ... children who lived with at least one person who smoked in ...
... than whites to receive critical stroke treatment primarily because ... for time-sensitive treatment and because of preexisting medical conditions. ... racial disparity was found. Those are the findings ... the review of almost 1,000 patient records from all ...
... Reporter , THURSDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- You,re probably ... never happened, especially if you,re around people who recall things ... novel false-memory test and brain-scanning technology to find out how ... took part in the test believed the implanted memories -- ...
... DIEGO, CA In order to recognize and encourage ... the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) will ... Annual Meeting, July 7-10 in San Diego, California. ... provides more than $300,000 to research initiatives and projects ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nature Publishing Group supports ASCB Childcare Awards for scientist-parents at annual meeting 2Health News:The genome guardian's dimmer switch: Regulating p53 is a matter of life or death 2Health News:The genome guardian's dimmer switch: Regulating p53 is a matter of life or death 3Health News:A Child's Surgery May Prompt Parents to Try to Quit Smoking 2Health News:Georgetown research identifies key reasons racial disparities exist in emergent stroke treatment 2Health News:Group-Think Can Influence Your Memory, Research Shows 2Health News:AOSSM presents prestigious research awards at annual meeting 2Health News:AOSSM presents prestigious research awards at annual meeting 3Health News:AOSSM presents prestigious research awards at annual meeting 4
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 Neurelis, Inc. ("Neurelis") ... to end the option held by Biotie to purchase ... development of NRL-1 (intranasal diazepam) for pediatric and adult ... Over the past year, Biotie has advanced the development ... for the pivotal clinical work required for NDA submission ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014  Breg, Inc., a ... has launched the FreeRunner™ knee brace with new ... from patella mal-tracking return to active lifestyles.  FreeRunner,s ... other braces, providing support when patients need it ... they don,t. Patellofemoral issues are the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014  BC Technical, the ... MiE America , Inc., a leading provider of ... into a long-term agreement naming BC Technical as the ... MiE and BC Technical announced today ... to establish BC Technical as the service and systems ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 3Breg Introduces Knee Brace to Help Runners with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 2BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2
... 2011 PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization, announces ... upcoming Partnerships in Clinical Trials and Late Phase Drug Development ... Mike Hill, Project Manager for PRA,s Late Phase Services ... Development conference in Boston, MA on 23 March at 11:10 ...
... March 23, 2011 NephRx Corporation today announced ... novel peptide NX002, which currently is in preclinical ... NephRx reported that NX002 had demonstrated significant efficacy ... mucositis.  Mucositis is a debilitating and often dose-limiting ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PRA International Experts to Speak at Industry Events 2NephRx Corp. Awarded New U.S. Patent for Oral Mucositis Agent NX002 2NephRx Corp. Awarded New U.S. Patent for Oral Mucositis Agent NX002 3
... positive locking rail mounting system features a ... up and down movement, adjusting the armboard ... changing the pad. The Armboard provides easy ... of O.R. Table, and the secure positive ...
... carbon fiber armboard is easily ... table siderail. Durable construction eliminates ... enclosed within molded body, protecting ... Molded carbon fiber allows for ...
Inquire...
Stainless steel construction to withstand sterilization modalities (autoclave, EtO, Steris®, and Sterrad®) Fully autoclavable, with both distal and proximal ends uniquely soldered for longe...
Medicine Products: