Category: Infection Control

Infection Prevention

A South Carolina woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and a medical tech company because her husband died from a rare infection linked to a recalled medical device used during his heart surgery. The woman’s husband was diagnosed with mycobacterium chimaera after his surgery, an infection

Infection Precautions

Enhanced Barrier Precautions (EBP) are infection prevention and control practices that reduce the spread of Multidrug-resistant organisms or MDROs in nursing homes. Learn more about why EBP are important and how to use these practices to prevent infection.

Diabetic Amputations

The State reveals the capital of South Carolina, specifically North Columbia, is one of the nation’s leaders in diabetic amputations. The health care system for people are very limited. A shortage of medical specialists that “perform revalascularization procedures.” The article states that in the year of 2016, “South Carolina logged more than 1,900 non-traumatic, lower

The Cost of Social Isolation

Pandemic Isolation Howard Gleckman wrote a great article for Forbes about nursing home Covid survivors. It is complex and confusing because of the inherent pre-existing health conditions of vulnerable adults. Severe staffing shortages and the absence of family to assist and supervise care caused negative outcomes. “A study by Michael Barnett of the Harvard T.


McKnight’s reported on a new study published in the American Journal of Infection Control. The study found that more than 90% of “high-touch” surfaces in nursing homes have fecal matter and other organic substances. “High-touch” surfaces means handrails, doorknobs, and safety equipment. Gross. The researchers found that surfaces touched by patients and visitors were twice as

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year. Be safe tonight! New York Times published the following letters on How to Improve Nursing Home Care. The experiences of each are interesting. The Family Physician To the Editor: “How Nursing Homes Hide Their Most Serious Lapses” (front page, Dec. 10) exposes conditions in nursing homes, issues with their regulation and the


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