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HAI’s – Infection Control

HAI stands for Healthcare Acquired Infection. This means that a patient enters a hospital for treatment and contracts an unrelated illness. HAI’s are spread through infected patients, infected surfaces, or through the hands of healthcare workers. Healthcare acquired infections are the

MRSA Infection & Disease

Staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria that causes common skin infections. Typically, it is easily treated with antibiotics. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is a strain of bacteria that has developed resistance to many of the common antibiotics used to treat

C Diff. (Clostridium Difficile) Prevention

C Diff. (Clostridium Difficile) has the unique ability to live in a dormant spore form, making it one of the most difficult pathogens to kill. C Diff. can also live for very long periods on surfaces, and is resistant to many disinfectants. The CDC has recommended a special procedure f

C Diff. (Clostridium Difficile) Infection

C Diff. (Clostridium Difficile) is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. People can become infected if they touch a surface contaminated with feces. The bacteria can also be spread through the hands of healthcare workers. Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, fever, nau

Healthcare Acquired Infections – HAI’s

HAI stands for Healthcare Acquired Infections. This means that a patient enters a hospital for treatment and contracts an unrelated illness. HAI’s are spread through infected patients, infected surfaces, or through the hands of healthcare workers. Healthcare acquired infections are th