Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus

Study reveals that ultraviolet light eliminates deadly hospital-acquired infections

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Researchers say they nearly eliminated deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a study encompassing 50 patient rooms at two medical facilities by using a specific spectrum of ultraviolet light.

Formal, written policies can help long-term care facilities avoid healthcare-associated infections, experts say

Formal, written policies can help long-term care facilities avoid healthcare-associated infections, experts say

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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.

Antiseptic-laced washcloths better than soap and water at preventing healthcare-associated illnesses, researchers say

The use of washcloths infused with a of 2% chlorhexidine gluconate (CGH) solution lowers the risk for getting a healthcare-related infection from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) by 64%, according to a new study.