Targeting cells known as persisters is a new and highly effective way of eradicating methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, according to newly published research.
Nursing homes are on the front lines in the increasingly urgent battle against antibiotic-resistant infections, according to a comprehensive new report that ranks the most dangerous antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. The report identifies four core actions to fight the spread of antibiotic resistance.
Skilled nursing facility administrators need to do a complete review of antibiotics to better combat multi-drug resistant organisms, an infection control expert said in May.
Seniors in nursing homes are at greatest risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in the winter months, while children are at greatest risk during the summer, according to a recently released study.
If there's one topic where I feel that healthcare publications tend to repeat themselves, it's around infection control.
Government health officials have released a tracking tool that can help nursing facilities monitor healthcare-acquired infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Healthcare Safety Network's new tracking component lets users log onto a website.
Government health officials have released a tracking tool that can help nursing homes monitor healthcare-acquired infections.
Rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections are on the decline in both healthcare facilities and in community settings, a new study found.
Long-term care organizations must practice diligent adherence to hand hygiene regimens and establish clear, written protocols for containing and preventing healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), experts recommended during a webinar Wednesday.
Daily use of antimicrobial wipes combined with standard bathing helped one Canadian nursing facility cut its methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission rate by 82% over 33 months, a team of epidemiologists found.
The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comments on its updated action plan — which includes efforts in nursing homes — to reduce or eliminate healthcare-associated infections.
Healthcare providers with board-certified infection prevention specialists on staff have substantially fewer methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections than those that don't, new research suggests.
Hot water and an iron may be the ticket to keeping dangerous bacteria off of nursing uniforms, a new study suggests.