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Staph

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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