Patient Hand Washing And Superbugs

New research has shown that patients take more than astronomical medical bills away from hospital visits; they take away superbugs as well. This research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine by Jie Cao et al., found that 24.1% of patients moving from the hospital to a post acute care facility had at least one multidrug …

Antibiotics Susceptibility Pattern of Hospital Indoor Airborne Bacteria

Jonathan drew my attention to this paper on antibiotic susceptibility of 153 bacterial isolates collected from a hospital in Ethiopia. I thought the numerous grammatical errors in the paper would parallel with the quality of the study, but I was pleasantly disproved. In the abstract they state, “86.9% [of the 153 isolates] were resistant to …

Healthcare Design discusses design issues relating to hospital acquired infections

Just a quick post here pointing people to an article of possible interest: Healthcare-associated Infections Keep Industry On High Alert.  In the article Sara Marberry discusses some issues relating to microbes and the built environment in hospital design.  Among the topics covered are hydrogen peroxide vapor systems, UV irradiation devices, and copper as possible antimicrobials.  Also …