Monday, January 28, 2013

VCU News- VCU Infection Prevention Program and a Horizontal Infection Prevention Strategy

Dr. Mike Edmond at ID Week 2012
Here  is a quick news item from VCU News highlighting the success of our horizontal infection control strategy

The results are noteworthy. High compliance with hand hygiene and focusing on other simple, data driven infection control measures in our medical, surgical and neuroscience intensive care units resulted in reduced rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection by 95 percent over 9 years. 

Most importantly, these intervention similarly decreased infections by other pathogens.

Common sense infection prevention strategies work.

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