MRSA

Medicare penalizes hospitals for preventable medical errors

Medicare penalizes hospitals for preventable medical errors

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Hospitals that were penalized for high preventable error rates will have their Medicare payments lowered by 1% over the fiscal year.

UVD cleanings decrease MDRO rates

UVD cleanings decrease MDRO rates

Incidence rates of MRSA, CD and MDR gram-negative organisms were also lower with ultraviolet environmental disinfection.

FDA approves Dalvance for skin infections

FDA approves Dalvance for skin infections

Intravenous antibiotic can treat MRSA as well as other serious skin infections.

Households a major CA-MRSA reservoir

Households a major CA-MRSA reservoir

Study provides evidence to support decontamination strategies for patients with MRSA.

Community MRSA on the rise in kids

Community MRSA on the rise in kids

Invasive MRSA infection disproportionately affects young infants and black children.

Genomic testing helps ID MRSA outbreak

Genomic testing helps ID MRSA outbreak

Genomic sequencing confirmed outbreak and MRSA carriage in case study that involved infants in a special-care baby unit, their mothers and a hospital employee.

Are you sure that's really a spider bite?

Are you sure that's really a spider bite?

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Skin abscess can be frustrating and confusing for patients, and the incidence of MRSA continues to grow.

CMS nonpayment policy works for preventing targeted infections

Despite the overall positive impact, some hospitals are spending less time on infections not targeted in the CMS rule.

Ambulances may transport antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Ambulances may transport antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus identified in 69% of Chicago-area ambulances.

Updated information 
on MRSA infections

Updated information 
on MRSA infections

The number of hospital-acquired MRSA infections is down; however, 
community-acquired MRSA infections continue to rise.

Clindamycin best antibiotic for pediatric SSTIs

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Clindamycin therapy resulted in fewer recurrences and treatment failures among children with skin and soft tissue infections vs. trimethroprim-sulfamethoxazole or beta-lactam antibiotics.

Reducing nosocomial MRSA with appropriate infection control programs

Research shows that universal nasal surveillance, contact precautions and hand hygiene can reduce hospital-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission.

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