What are the facts about MRSA and Other Hospital Acquired Infections?

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February 26, 2014 at 9:44 am  •  Posted in featured, MRSA by  •  0 Comments

Almost all hospitals are hotbeds of various viruses and bacteria, and infection is a very common complication after surgery and normal treatment. Both patients and staff working in the hospital are likely to get infected by various viruses and bacteria. The most important and easy way of transmitting infection is direct contact. Now, let us get to know some very important facts about this condition.

MRSA and Other Hospital Acquired Infections spread through direct contact transmission

It may include physical transfer of microorganism between an infected person and susceptible host for example when a person helps a patient like giving a bath, turning a patient from one side to another or any similar care activity that may require direct physical contact. At times direct physical contact can develop between two patients either of the two developing as the source of infection transmission.

MRSA and Other Hospital Acquired InfectionsMRSA and Other Hospital Acquired Infections spread through in-direct contact transmission

It may include direct contact of contaminated infection of object for example contaminated instrument, dressings, needles, used gloves, bed sheets etc. Many times knowingly people get infected by different objects. Take extra precautions while sneezing, coughing and touching things in hospitals.

Some tips for reducing the risk of contracting MRSA and Other Hospital Acquired Infections

•    Before undergoing any surgery confirm if you will need antibiotics to reduce the risk of wound infection or not

•    Before undergoing any surgery confirm how if needed, your hair will be removed from the surgical site

•    Stay aware from sick family members

•    Hospital-acquired infections can also be prevent from wash the hands properly of both nurses and doctors before starting the surgery and commonly practices every where

To prevent yourself from MRSA and Other Hospital Acquired Infections as your doctor

•    What are the chances for getting an infection while you are hospitalized?

•    How should you risk the chances of getting infected from Hospital Acquired infection

•    What is the track record of the hospital you are treated in?

•    What protocols do they have in place to control MRSA and Other Hospital Acquired   Infections

•    What is your chance of infection from Hospital Acquired Infections

Prevention against MRSA and Other Hospital Acquired Infections

•    Make sure your hands are washed properly with antibiotic lotion as used by all medical personnel before each patient contact

•    Wearing clean aprons, gloves or gowns whenever needed

•     Environment should be thoroughly cleaned

•    sterilized the medical instruments to be used properly

Take additional step at your end for example

•    If your chil

d is hospitalized, bring his or her own toys

•    If visiting friends or relatives feel ill, ask them not to visit

•    Ask  the visitors to wash their hands before visiting a patient and even after leaving the hospital

•    Wash your own hands in the same manner as hospital staff does

•    Avoid setting food or utensils on furniture or bed sheets in hospitals

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