When preparing for disasters, healthcare organizations need to consider supply chain integrity, information sharing, shelter-in-place plans, essential equipment, evacuation plans, and many other issues.
A proactive approach is needed to include flooring selection as an interdisciplinary process.
Researchers concluded that extensive screening and phylogenetic analysis based on whole genome sequencing should be started as soon as possible in a bacterial outbreak situation.
Researchers found that communication breakdowns between facilities can pave the way for outbreaks of bacterial infection.
The last decade has seen numerous outbreaks of infections caused by health care employees siphoning medications intended for patients.
According to the study, having nurses wear scrubs with antimicrobial properties did not prevent bacterial contamination from occurring.
The report discusses progress and challenges related to antibiotic use in outpatient settings, nursing homes, and hospitals.
The expert panel was created to develop recommendations for antidote stocking.
The study examined the amount of microbial contamination on overbed tables in occupied regular and isolation patient rooms.
According to researchers, a number of studies have implicated sinks as a factor in hospital-associated infections.