Providers keep up the good fight as they close care gaps on multi-drug resistant organism-infected wounds by seeking out the right treatment and product.
Review of antibiotic usage needed in long-term care facilities, expert urges
May 03, 2013
Long-term care administrators and directors should have an antibiotic stewardship program that takes the entire facility into account, an infection control expert said Thursday.
Antibiotic-resistant E. coli is on the rise in nursing homes, study shows
Mar 13, 2013
An antibiotic-resistant strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) is on the rise in long-term care facilities, according to a study in the April issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
Congressional leaders call for hearings on deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Mar 11, 2013
The House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee should hold hearings on deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria on the rise, according to a March 7 letter from lawmakers.
Experimental drug is helpful against c. diff, animal study finds
Aug 24, 2011
An experimental compound, which investigators say could be used as an alternative to antibiotics, has been shown to be effective in fighting Clostridium difficile in laboratory mice.
Copper surfaces lower healthcare-acquired infection rates, study finds
Jul 05, 2011
Installing antimicrobial copper surfaces in hospital intensive care unit rooms reduced the risk of acquiring hospital-related infections by more than 40%, according to new research. This finding was the...