July 28, 2007
"Relentless" Focus on Hygiene
The NYT has a piece discussing the astonishingly high rate of infections in hospitals and the relatively simple means by which some hospitals have reduced that rate. Worth a read.
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My mother-in-law just had open heart surgery. Two of the five patients when she was admitted were on Isolation Protection. One of the first test the hospital performed was a nasal swab for comparison.
This particular hospital has a reputation for passing along germs.
On her day of admission we observed three health care providers who did not wash their hands or use hand sanitizers before coming in contact with the patient.
My wife who works in health care really gave the Infection Control people an earful the next day.
Posted by: Ken Martin | Jul 28, 2007 7:39:54 AM