We have all read the stories in the newspaper about otherwise infection free patients contracting horrible and often antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections while in the hospital. It looks like some hospitals are finally doing something about this serious problem.
The Wall Street Journal reported on June 26 that several hospitals are aggressively screening patients with new tests which can rapidly detect one of the most problematic infections – methicillin-resistant staphylococcus (MRSA). Both Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center have been conducting the new tests. The testing allows the hospitals to isolate patients carrying the infection to prevent its spread.
Hey – Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Danville Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County, Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, and many others…. Are you guys testing for MRSA?
Read what the Center for Disease Control has to say about MRSA.