Kentucky Activity (14 items)
Editorial: You should learn the ABCs of HAI and MRSA
Kentucky paper endorses public reporting and surveillance cultures for MRSA and HAI. “The health care industry has been reluctant to embrace the simple expedient of screening broadly for patients with MRSA; because some hospitals have refused to isolate all patients with MRSA; because too many doctors, nurses and other health professionals don’t follow basic hygiene rules; because state regulation of hospitals is slipshod.
Source: Courier Journal, Louisville, KY, July 27, 2009
Hospitals battling dangerous C. diff bacteria
While doctors have known about C. diff for decades, recent research shows that rates are up to 20 times higher than previously thought, and more people are getting strains resistant to antibiotics.Source: The Courier-Journal (July 10, 2009)
Op-ed: Stop hospital-borne infections
Our state needs to take an active and aggressive policy of mandatory public reporting and tracking of HAI. Kentucky should become a leader in health care, but if Kentucky always waits for the majority of other states to act, we will be relegated to being below average.
Source: The Courier-Journal (July 9, 2009)
Kentucky efforts targeting infections in hospitals
New bills aim to require MRSA screening and infection reporting
State must track MRSA infections
Kentucky physician advocates for tracking of MRSA infections.
Source: Lexington Herald Leader (February 4, 2008)