It is International Infection Prevention Week from October 14 through the 20th and the goal is to remind hospital visitors and staff that each of us plays a key role in preventing the spread of infection and doing so saves lives.
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The other day my five-year-old daughter caught me. “Daddy, you didn’t wash your hands,” she exclaimed gleefully. “Why do I have to wash my hands? You didn’t wash your hands!” Sometimes we all forget. In a hospital, however, it’s important to wash your hands when you go into a patient’s room and again when you more »
Memorial Day Weekend marks the traditional start of beach and pool season. And where there are kids (and adults) swimming, there is bound to be swimmer’s ear – acute otitis externa, the inflammation of the ear canal usually due to bacterial infections. In a recent analysis of swimmer’s ear in the U.S., the Centers for more »
It’s not hard to understand why Jefferson’s Rosemary Moffitt, RN, is passionate about stopping the spread of infections. Just look at where she works: the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit on the 14th floor of the Foerderer Pavilion. And the patients she cares for. People like Brent P. Evans, a 26-year-old man with hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma more »