Entries by Johnston

Preventing Device-Related HAIs

The dangers of Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) is a frequent topic on our blog and in the healthcare community. Eliminating HAIs through cleanliness is essential, but did you know that these germs can be lurking on seemingly impossible to clean tech surfaces? Know the risk of spreading germs through tech devices and find out what to do.

Do you Have a Superbug Strategy?

Superbugs are infections that are resistant to antibiotics, so they become difficult for medical professionals to treat. Preventing these types of infections should be the top priority of healthcare facilities because they put the institution’s reputation as a place of healing in jeopardy.

Preventing Bacteria Transfer During Surgery By Changing Gloves

Two researchers, Buvana Reddy, MD of HealthPartners Institute in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Jonathan Scrafford, MD of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, have reported promising findings from a small, randomized trial. The study found that glove changes prior to abdominal closure during C-sections were helpful in preventing bacteria transfer during surgery.