From Medscape Pauline Anderson July 12, 2011 — New research shows that people who drink hot tea or coffee are about half as likely to have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their nasal passages as those who abstain, raising the prospect of a safe, inexpensive, and easily accessible way to decrease MRSA. “In an effort […]
California hospitals appear to have significantly lower rates of MRSA infection if their infection control directors are board-certified, according to a study published in the March issue of theAmerican Journal of Infection Control. For the complete article, see: Certification in infection control matters: Impact of infection control department characteristics and policies on rates of multidrug-resistant infections. Originally […]
By the time a person is discharged from the hospital, he normally has one primary goal on his mind: to get home! The exhaustion of a hospital stay reduces the ability of a patient to grasp all of his discharge instructions, especially if they involve numerous prescriptions and activity requirements. Seniors are at an even […]
In-home Caregivers near Rancho Santa Fe Must Be Extra Vigilant During Weekend ER Visits Of course, there is no such thing as a good time for a head injury. But some times may be worse than others, according to a study that some curious researchers conducted recently. The researchers speculated that seniors who visited a […]
More news about risks of HAIs, Healthcare-Associated Infections, in long-term care facilities; read the article: Sapovirus Is a Growing Concern in Long-Term Care Facilities. Originally posted 2012-04-12 16:30:22.
Medicare Advises Working with a Geriatric Care Manager in Del Mar to Avoid Readmission In July, we brought you a post on hospital readmission—one of the most frustrating problems facing both hospitals and their patients. Now, Medicare is seeking to force hospitals to come up with their own solutions to the readmission problem or else […]