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A lot of hand washing!  Try doing this with 30 patients a day, now add

every time you use your mobile device to look up EMR/labs/clinical

decision support/etc...

We must start protecting surfaces and personal items with effective antimicrobials.
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  • Bloodstream infxn. Urinary tract infections, Pneumonia, Surgical Site
  • 1.7 Million HAI's in hospitals alone with unknown burden from other healthcare settings
  • 99.000 deaths per year
  • 26-33 Billion in added healthcare expense
  • Implementing what we know for prevention can lead to up to a 70% or more reduction in HAI's


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Research has shown that hospital readmissions are reducing the quality of healthcare while increasing hospital costs. Hospital Compare data show that for patients admitted to a hospital for heart attack treatment, 19.9 percent of them will return to the hospital within 30 days, 24.5 percent of patients admitted for heart failure will return to the hospital within 30 days, and 18.2 percent of patients admitted for pneumonia will return to the hospital within 30 days.  Read more

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H1N1 dies quickly without moisture, Keep your phones dry!

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H1N1 apparently dies quickly if not in a water droplet. keep your phones dry!


MRSA Screening

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Mayo info page for MRSA

MRSA infection is caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria — often called "staph." MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It's a strain of staph that's resistant to the broad-spectrum antibiotics commonly used to treat it. MRSA can be fatal.

Most MRSA infections occur in hospitals or other health care settings, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers. It's known as health care-associated MRSA, or HA-MRSA. Older adults and people with weakened immune systems are at most risk of HA-MRSA. More recently, another type of MRSA has occurred among otherwise healthy people in the wider community. This form, community-associated MRSA, or CA-MRSA, is responsible for serious skin and soft tissue infections and for a serious form of pneumonia.

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The Center for Disease Control

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Cell phone - annals of clinical microbiology. link

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