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Rosie Lyles

A horizontal approach to infection preparedness

Today’s growing concerns surrounding infectious risks such as Ebola, EVD-68, and flu are excellent examples of why proactive horizontal approaches to infection prevention and implementing proven prevention practices on a daily basis are so important, because the reality is that long-term care facilities and the populations they serve are at inherently increased risk of infection.

Russ Petrak

Infectious diseases specialists vital in LTC facilities

Coping with the complicated management of infectious diseases is among the many challenges facing long-term care facilities today. Residents with multiple comorbidities often are prescribed broad-spectrum antibiotics and it seems as though methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other (increasingly) drug-resistant bugs are everywhere. Outbreaks are common, ranging from norovirus and influenza to Clostridium difficile and scabies.

Also in the news for August 8, 2014 . . .

Severe Vitamin D deficiency increases dementia risk by 125%, historically large study shows … Stress helps wound healing? … Government approves new MRSA drug

Also in the news for June 20, 2014 . . .

Senate bill for risk-adjusted hospital readmissions penalties … New guidelines for treating MRSA skin infections … CMS announces 5-star ratings for home health … PERS product recall

Also in the news for May 28, 2014 . . .

MRSA drug gains approval through govt’s rapid process … Kindred blasts Gentiva over ‘poison pill’ … Improved vision increases seniors’ fall risk? … Observation stays for falls increase in WA

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