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Hospital Reporting of Surgical-Site Infection Rates by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 10 Aug 2011 12:00am California hospitals are required to report surgical-site infection rates for 26 procedures to the CDC , and ultimately the public.  Beginning January 2012 the following information will be available on the CDPH website.   Information regarding the incidence rate of deep or organ space surgical site infections, orthopedic, car ... Read on »
Security Breach – US Treasury Department With 4 Public Sites Infected – It Pays To Read Blogs by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 05 May 2010 10:36am We talk quite a bit about security in healthcare and when the US Treasury Department gets infected, people tend to listen up.  I found this of interest as the person who found the breach and/or infection reported it on a blog.  When you read the comments below he further went to the FBI as he states web administrators don’t usually believe suc ... Read on »
Preventing Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) after Surgery by Robert W. Posted Sun 10 Jan 2010 1:02pm     Weekly Health Update: Preventing Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) after Surgery "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..."   By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS Updated:  01/10/2010 The information in this column is intended for informational pur ... Read on »
Yay KAFO socks and not yay trach site infected. grr by Strapples Patient Expert Posted Sun 20 Mar 2011 12:00am A pair of KAFO socks on my legs. LOVELY Remember the AFO and KAFO sock I got from SmartKnitKIDS . Well their shipping department corrected the shipping error and shipped my other 3 KAFO socks, the reason is KAFO socks are shipped EACH and sold EACH Not as pairs. So it got confusing in shipping, I got them and got my first pai ... Read on »
G-Tube site, pretty much another staff i mean staph infection by Strapples Patient Expert Posted Wed 11 Aug 2010 12:00am G-Tube site infection day 2 Well well well, looks like the staff, err staph from my trach decided to jump to my G-Tube site and infect that! So we are using the Bactroban down there now to kill off the bacteria and be done with the staph infections. At this point we are restricting ALL visito ... Read on »
Code blue cleared, infected trach site / swelling & resume the C-Collar, Glucose crashes and CGM by Strapples Patient Expert Posted Sun 14 Mar 2010 12:00am We left the house around 9:00 am and got to the ER at 9:45 and we parked our “rig” in an ambulance bay and ran in and registered. We were seen by my ENT doctor B within 10 minutes in a private “family room” area so as to not get the actual ER involved and get totally different billing apparently ... Read on »
Kids Benefitting from Smoke-Free Laws, Serious Problems with Infection Control at Surgical Sites Named Best/Worst Prevention Ide by Partnership for Prevention Posted Tue 15 Jun 2010 12:44pm A study showing that children benefit from laws that regulate locations where smoking is allowed was named the “Best Prevention Idea of the Week,” while a study that found that loose infection practices are contributing to problems with infection control at same-day surgery centers was named the “Worst Prevention Idea of the Week." BEST Sm ... Read on »
Hospital Infection Rates Decreasing by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 08 Nov 2011 12:00am There is good news on the subject of hospital acquired infections -- new CDC data shows a significant decline in rates.  For 2010, the CDC is reporting: A 33 percent reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections: a 35 percent reduction among critical care patients and a 26 percent reduction among non-critical ca ... Read on »
CareFusion Website That Distributes Software Updates for Vital Medical Devices Has Homeland Security Investigating - Site Was Ri by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 15 Jun 2012 9:37pm Wow now this is a shocker, and Google blocked the site after finding the malware.  This says one thing for Google in the fact that their web scanners were on the ball.  The company uses the site to distribute software for ventilators and respiratory products.  The site was pushing malicious software to visitors so if you have visited the site, ... Read on »
High Blood Sugar Levels Increase Infection Risk from General Surgery by Medline Plus Posted Tue 21 Sep 2010 9:00am Reducing high blood glucose might bring down odds of surgical site infection, researchers say Tuesday, September 21, 2010 TUESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar levels can increase the risk of surgical site infections in patients having general surgery, researchers repo ... Read on »