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Faces of Antimicrobial Resistance – IDSA

Moving forward in the face of growing antimicrobial resistance A interesting paper highlighting some personal accounts of how antimicrobial resistance have impacted lives; compiled by the Infectious Disease Society of America with a forward by William Powderly, MD, FIDSA Increasing awareness is important as we all develop a multi-faceted strategy forward. More Here Paper found…

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Air travel and 5 Precautions to avoid Illness

5 Precautions you can take to guard against infection and illness when traveling by air How many times have we either experienced it ourselves or heard someone tell us they returned from a trip only to become sick 24 hours later? It’s a well known fact that we are much more likely to catch a…

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Growing prevalence of MRSA & Staph

An increase in school and community acquired MRSA and Staph infections Once limited to hospital and healthcare facilities, MRSA has unfortunately become one of the more common infectious diseases transmitted in community settings.  Becoming infected with MRSA creates the potential of deadly sepsis. Schools (gyms and weight rooms) in particular, can be breeding grounds for…

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Cleaning for appearance or Disinfecting for HEALTH?

Are your high-touch surfaces clean? I mean thoroughly disinfected? Even though we assume that our ORs will be sterile, surfaces are rarely cleaned, especially between cases. The likely culprits are turnover pressures and inadequately trained environmental services staff. Is your team making these 13 common surface cleaning mistakes?   ~Amy Hughes, BSN, CIC More from…

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Measles and whooping cough outbreaks

In an analysis published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., epidemiologists scoured reports of measles and pertussis outbreaks to glean what role vaccination refusal and hesitance played. They also considered the effect of waning immunity among those who were vaccinated Complete article here

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