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03 Dec 2015

Trends in Healthcare

Fighting Aggressive Pathogens excerpt: by Bob Kehoe, senior editor of Health Facilities Management South Seminole Hospital in Orlando, Florida  reduced their hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection [CDI] rate by 47 percent even though community-acquired C. difficile rose by 7 percent during a time that the hospital began practicing a multi-level approach toward fighting antibiotic resistant bacteria.”The facility also reduced hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by 30 percent and hospital-acquired vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) by 50 percent, according to Tom Kelley, M.D., chief of quality and clinical transformation. An evolving bundle […]