MDROs setting up residence: The role of the contaminated environment in long-term care
Debra A. Hagberg
Aug 18, 2022
America’s age 65 and older population is expected to nearly double in size in the coming decades, from 49 million in 2016 to 95 million in 2060. With this aging of the population comes the reality of...
CDC updates nursing home guidance on enhanced barrier precautions
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jul 14, 2022
The CDC has updated its guidance in an effort to help reduce the growing threat to residents posed by multidrug-resistant organisms.
MDROs tied to infection rates
Oct 06, 2017
New research indicates almost half of nursing home residents had more than one multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) in or on them.
Nursing home infection rates have increased across the board, hepatitis has surged 50%, Columbia researchers...
Oct 09, 2014
The rate of nursing home infections increased during a recent five-year period, with especially dramatic surges in multi-drug resistant organisms and viral hepatitis, according to recently published findings...
41% of multi-drug resistant infections are acquired when nursing home residents are hospitalized, more...
Sep 25, 2014
A significant proportion of multi-drug resistant infections in nursing homes originate in acute care hospitals, indicating that greater coordination between settings is needed, according to recently published...
Jun 01, 2013
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.
Facilities need better reviews of antibiotic use, expert says
Jun 01, 2013
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.
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.