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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

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

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

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

CODE BLUE for Patient Safety

CODE BLUE for Patient Safety

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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

Cleaners Versus Superbugs

Study bolsters concerns that disinfectants create superbugs



A common bacterium is shown to mutate to fight off antiseptics. Researchers say that cleansers must be used properly in hospitals, and that households should use soap rather than antibacterials.



By Amina Khan

January 2, 2010




Disinfectants, be they hand sanitizers or industrial-strength cleaners, present a hospital's first blockade against bacterial infection. But this same weapon may… Continue

Added by Doreen Mulman on January 4, 2010 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Spread of Infectious Diseases May Run High with Patient Sharing

Spread of Infectious Diseases May Run High with Patient Sharing

By Douglas Page



Study sheds light on how providers can better coordinate and share information



Patient sharing‚ in which individuals are transferred from one hospital to another or when patients seek treatment at different hospitals on their own‚ nine times as pervasive as previously thought, according to the first study to look at the phenomenon in-depth. This gross underestimation may have… Continue

Added by Doreen Mulman on September 25, 2009 at 9:07am — No Comments

Patients, Beware (from Consumer Reports)

Patients, Beware

731 nurses reveal what to watch out for in the hospital

from Consumer Reports



You might already worry that hospitals aren't as safe or sanitary as they should be, but nurses say you don't know the half of it. That is the startling conclusion of our first side-by-side surveys of hospital conditions from two very different perspectives: those of nurses and patients.…



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Added by Doreen Mulman on August 4, 2009 at 11:36am — No Comments

Pet bites can put owners at risk for superbug MRSA

Pet bites can put owners at risk for superbug MRSA



BY ROSEMARY BLACK



Dog and cat bites aren't just painful and traumatic, they also may put you at risk for an infection with the so-called superbug, a strain of bacteria known as MRSA, according to LiveScience.com.



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Added by Doreen Mulman on June 23, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Flesh eating bacteria consumes cruise passenger in 24 hours

Flesh eating bacteria consumes cruise passenger in 24 hours

by Scott Carmichael on May 7th 2009 at 2:00PM



Have you had your breakfast/lunch/dinner yet? Because this story is bound to upset your stomach.



While on a Mediterranean cruise, 58 year old Raymond Evans hurt his knee during a fall. The injury was nothing serious, but the ships doctor put Mr. Evans on an antibiotic regimen, just to be safe.



Despite the shots, his widow said his condition… Continue

Added by Doreen Mulman on May 7, 2009 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Judge Upholds Most of Award in Flesh-Eating Case

(Blogger's Note: This woman and I have a lot in common. Both of our right arms ravished by NF. Both of us mistreated, assumed to be drug addicts in search of prescriptions. At least I have some use of my arm. Hers is completely destroyed. She got $8.5m for her suffering. I got nothing, except bills to pay. I think I still came out ahead.)



Judge Upholds Most of Award in Flesh-Eating Case



Judge Upholds Most of Award in Flesh-Eating Case. A federal judge has… Continue

Added by Doreen Mulman on March 27, 2009 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Outbreak of skin infections at San Diego Zoo traced to worker

Outbreak of skin infections at San Diego Zoo traced to worker



A zookeeper infected an elephant calf that was being hand-raised because its mother couldn't care for it, health officials say. The infection spread to as many as 20 of its human caretakers.



By Mary Engel



March 6 2009



An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant skin infections at the San Diego Zoo last year began when a zookeeper infected an elephant calf that was being hand-raised because… Continue

Added by Doreen Mulman on March 9, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

'Superbug' infections decline for procedure

'Superbug' infections decline for procedure



Complications caused by the drug-resistant MSRA bacteria have declined by half for catheter insertions at intensive-care units.



By Mary Engel



February 18 2009



Bloodstream infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, have dropped 50% in the last decade, at least for one high-risk medical procedure, according to a new study.



The complete article can be viewed… Continue

Added by Doreen Mulman on February 18, 2009 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Good news, bad news in super-staph study

Good news, bad news in super-staph study



Infections with drug-resistant strain found to be more prevalent in Illinois hospitals than thought; steps to prevent the spread appear to be working



By Judith Graham

Tribune reporter



February 18 2009



Drug-resistant staph infections are more common in Illinois hospital patients than previously thought, according to new data from the Illinois Hospital Association.



The complete article can… Continue

Added by Doreen Mulman on February 18, 2009 at 12:33pm — No Comments

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