Drug-resistant bacterium hits Southland healthcare facilities

From The Los Angeles Times:  A dangerous drug-resistant bacterium has reached Southern California healthcare facilities, according to a study released Thursday by Los Angeles County public health officials. Researchers found 356 cases of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, or CRKP, at healthcare facilities in Los Angeles County, mostly among elderly patients, said author Dr. Dawn Terashita, a […]

Infection Control Certification May Lower MRSA Rates

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 […]

Sapovirus Is a Growing Concern in Long-Term Care Facilities

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.

Hospital-Acquired Infections Quadruple ICU Mortality

From Medscape Medical News Hospital-Acquired Infections Quadruple ICU Mortality Becky McCall April 13, 2012 (London, United Kingdom) — Elderly patients treated with central catheter and/or mechanical ventilation devices in intensive care units (ICUs), admitted from the emergency department or as an urgent case, are at very high risk for hospital-acquired infection (HAI), according to the results […]

Should My Parent Have an In-Home Caregiver Stay With Them At The Hospital?

The answer is: Yes! Whenever a patient, whether or not the patient is a Senior, is admitted overnight to stay in a hospital, we recommend that someone else stay with them at all times to advocate for them, to be an observer/witness for what takes place, and to be there for them when they need […]

Information for Caregivers in Oceanside: Increasing Number of Hospital Infection Lawsuits

Caregivers in Oceanside Should Note The Increasing Number of Hospital Infection Lawsuits We have written before about what we perceive to be an increasing rate of healthcare-associated infections (“HAIs”).  Most of the infections that our clients have had, most notably MRSA and C.diff, were acquired in hospital settings, from what they have told us or our caregivers. […]