Archive January 2017

Your Best Defense Against Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

What are antibiotic resistant bacteria? According to the Center for Disease Control, antibiotic resistance bacteria are “The ability of microbes to resist the effects of drugs – that is, the germs are not killed, and their growth is not stopped.” Why are they becoming more prevalent? For over 75 years antibiotics have been successful in…

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Infection Risk from Dirty Medical Equipment Harboring ‘Superbugs’

One out of every 25 patients picks up a hospital acquired infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), and these infections can lengthen hospital stays and increase costs. A hospital acquired infections (HAI) can also be deadly, with HAIs responsible for about 75,000 deaths each year.

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Lower HAI’s with Antimicrobial Protection

Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI’s) are a common result of hospital stays. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in every 25 patients in the United States has gotten an infection that can be linked to their hospital stay.  A recent report by Kaiser Health News states that 27 hospitals in the State…

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