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2-year-old Marysville girl contracts flesh-eating bacteria

2-year-old Marysville girl contracts flesh-eating bacteria



SEATTLE — A Marysville child is in the hospital after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria.

Valorie and Bryan Chalk say their 2-year-old daughter got a rash on her leg May…

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Added by Doreen Mulman on June 4, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Joint Oversight Committee Sunset Hearing re Medical Board of CA

On March 11, 2013 I joined ASAP founder, Alicia Cole, and 3 other advocates from SafePatientProject.org to the Joint Oversight Committee Sunset Hearing re of Medical Board of CA at the Capitol in Sacto. Safe Patient Project director Lisa McGiffert and advocates Alicia Cole, Jack French and Tina Manasian testified. Also in attendance were Grass Roots organizer from Safe Patient Project Daniela Nunez, fellow advocate Lois Daniels and consultant Maryann O'Sullivan. It was an educational and…

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Added by Rae Greulich on March 13, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Some states taking medical board cash

By Andis Robeznieks

Posted: February 24, 2012 - 1:15 pm ET…
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Added by Alicia Cole on February 24, 2012 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Healthcare Worker Uniforms Carry Resistant Bacteria

Healthcare Worker Uniforms Carry Resistant Bacteria

a Majority of the Time, Study Shows…

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Added by Alicia Cole on September 6, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Los Angeles Sees Superbug Invasion



Los Angeles Sees Superbug Invasion


The rise of superbugs sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but as we know all too well, the problem is real. The bacteria are called superbugs because they can make people very sick or kill them and they are resistant to antibiotics. They have become a constant threat in our hospitals -- with…
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Added by Doreen Mulman on June 22, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

PAY IT FORWARD WITH ABC7 EYEWITNESS NEWS

 

This would be a great way to help our cause, Alliance for Safety Awareness for Patients!

 

ABC7 is giving seven people $7,000 to Pay It Forward and help make Southern California a better place!





How can you Pay It Forward?



   1. Get creative! Make a video, three…

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Added by Doreen Mulman on May 2, 2011 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Why I Started My Notification Service

I've been asked so many times, during phone conversations and last month while taping a radio show, What made you start My Notification Sevice.

Having a computer security background and not knowing much about the health services industry you would think this is a far reach for me. Truth is, I got involved because of two good friends that each lost their lives to a medical emergency. The first incident was with Myron, he lived…

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Added by Tim Lally on April 15, 2011 at 8:20am — No Comments

National Patient Safety Awareness Week

THE GREAT FACEBOOK TAKEOVER!

 

Help us to observe National Patient Safety Awareness Week by taking over FACEBOOK.

 

March 6 - 12, 2011

 

Patient Safety Awareness Week is the perfect time to show YOUR…

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Added by Doreen Mulman on March 7, 2011 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Dangerous Myths About Washing Your Hands

4 of the Most Dangerous Myths About Washing Your Hands

Becker's ASC Review reveals nine widely held myths about washing your hands. Here are a few of them:

Hot water is better than cold water for effective handwashing

Scientists have found that various temperatures had "no effect on transient or resident bacterial reduction." Not only does hot water not show any benefit, but it might increase the "irritant…

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Added by Doreen Mulman on February 25, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

MMA Staph Infections

Link to page that illustrates the prevalence of staph infections in the Mixed Martial Arts Community:

http://middleeasy.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2056%3Athe-top-ten-staph-infections-in-mma-history&catid=56%3Atop-ten

Caution: Graphic images and videos.

Added by Doreen Mulman on September 10, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Lack of Cleanliness Causes Serious Hospital Infections

by Dr. Betsy McCaughey



Missing from the recent News article on hospital infections was any mention of the single largest cause—lack of cleanliness. Bacteria are transmitted from patient to patient on the uncleaned hands of medical personnel and their inadequately cleaned equipment such as blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes, bed rails and privacy curtains.



Recent studies confirm that the number one predictor of which hospital patients pick up the nasty drug-resistant germ… Continue

Added by Alicia Cole on June 3, 2010 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Modern Healthcare: Stalling States

May 3, 2010 - Modern Healthcare Magazine

STALLING STATES
AHRQ's infection program sees slow enrollment
by Maureen McKinney

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Added by Doreen Mulman on May 4, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Modern Healthcare: Focusing On Infections

April 19, 2010 - Modern Healthcare Magazine

FOCUSING ON INFECTIONS
Hospitals' progress slow, reports says
by Maureen McKinney

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Added by Doreen Mulman on April 19, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

State Issues Fines To 7 Hospitals for Significant Lapses in Patient Safety

On Tuesday, the California Department of Public Health announced its latest round of fines, charging seven state hospitals for serious patient safety violations, the Los Angeles Times reports.



Under a 2006 state law, hospitals must notify state regulators of all significant patient injuries.



Prior to 2009, the state issued $25,000 fines for each violation. Starting in January 2009, the sanctions increased to $50,000 for a hospital's first violation, $75,000 for its second… Continue

Added by Alicia Cole on April 15, 2010 at 10:12pm — No Comments

C Difficile Surpasses MRSA as the Leading Cause of Nosocomial Infections in Community Hospitals

Emma Hitt, PhD



March 23, 2010 (Atlanta, Georgia) — Hospital-onset healthcare-facility-associated Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) have increased in incidence and have surpassed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, according to a new study of a large cohort of patients from community hospitals.



Becky A. Miller, MD, an infectious disease fellow from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, presented the findings during an oral session… Continue

Added by Alicia Cole on April 11, 2010 at 4:21pm — No Comments

"S.F. Shareholders/Investors Needs More Important Than 1500 Dialysis Patients Lives"

March 5, 2010 - From The Heart of San Francisco





Please read our news below:





Some human heart has to care, but where? Will you kindly take the time to respond send both your feelings and thoughts about our issue? Send an e-mail to us: mada02266@yahoo.com. [Please Send a copy of your post to [CPMC] C/O : "S.F. Shareholders/Investors Needs More Important Than 1500 Dialysis Patients Lives"

California Pacific Medical Center Hospital - Webster Street - San… Continue

Added by Tatiana A. Kostanian on March 6, 2010 at 11:42pm — No Comments

Texas Nurse On Trial After Reporting Doctor

A nurse in Texas is standing trial for reporting a doctor she thought was practicing bad medicine. Prosecutors have charged 52-year-old Anne Mitchell with making inflammatory statements about a doctor at a rural hospital in Kermit, Texas. She faces up to 10 years in prison. Mitchell says she was just trying to protect her patients. Kevin Sack of The New York Times says much of the case stems from local politics.…





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Added by Alicia Cole on February 9, 2010 at 7:53pm — No Comments

CODE BLUE for Patient Safety

CODE BLUE for Patient Safety

This entry requires a Facebook account to be viewable:
http://www.facebook.com/leftforever?v=app_2347471856&ref=profile#!/note.php?note_id=284015490980

Added by Doreen Mulman on February 6, 2010 at 10:54pm — No Comments

MRSA superbug strain 'tracked' via genome

Researchers have developed a technique for precisely
tracking the spread of the superbug MRSA in hospitals.


Read More: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8471137.stm

Added by Doreen Mulman on January 22, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Insurer Invests in Patient Safety Effort

Insurer Anthem invests in hospital initiative to improve safety, cut costs



By Duke Helfand

January 20, 2010




California's largest health insurer is teaming with hospitals and doctors throughout the state to better share ways to improve patient safety and cut costs, leaders of the initiative said Tuesday.



Doctors, nurses and other health professionals at California hospitals will meet quarterly in person or over the Internet during the next… Continue

Added by Doreen Mulman on January 20, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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