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Hospital Acquired Infections on the Increase

Posted By Susan Doherty, Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Updated: Thursday, June 6, 2013
From the April 14, 2010 article by Candy Lashkari

"Despite being reported over a decade ago, little has been done in America to reduce hospital born infections as per a Health and Human Services department quality report for 2009 to Congress. Hospital acquired infections seem to be on the increase according to the report when compared with statistics available for 2007. The situation is being seen as critical by many health care experts.”

Plexus Institute’s Lisa Kimball comments, "In 2006 in an effort spearheaded by Plexus Institute, six Beta Site hospitals, CDC, Positive Deviance Initiative, and Delmarva Foundation came together to pioneer the first use of Positive Deviance (PD) to reduce the transmission of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) in healthcare organizations. The article, published by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control, presents the work of these hospitals, the results they achieved which include dramatic sustained reductions, a primer on PD, and suggestions for employing PD to prevent MRSA.” See Staff-Driven Cultural Transformation Diminishes MRSA attached.

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