No association was noted between hand hygiene compliance and MDRO
infections (p = 0.7492).
OpGen is developing the Lighthouse MDRO
Management System to help address these needs.
diff with a resident with another MDRO
, because it'll be a nightmare.
16 May 2014 - US genetic analysis company OpGen Inc said yesterday it had introduced the Acuitas MDRO
Gene Test, a molecular screening tool able to rapidly detect patients at risk for harbouring serious antibiotic resistant disease-causing microbes.
This report summarizes the case and highlights the need for awareness of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs
) in returning travelers who have received inpatient medical care outside the United States, both for timely implementation of proper infection control measures and to ensure administration of appropriate antimicrobials.
organisms are insidious pathogens that have evolved for billions of years.
Regional efforts to control multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs
) have been employed successfully, including a coordinated effort to control vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus in the Siouxland region of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota (i5) and a national response to MRSA in the Netherlands (i6).
Resources are organized under three headings: HAI Topics (MDRO
, CLABSI, SSI and others); Infection Prevention and Control (resources related to environment of care, hand hygiene, and staff education); and HAI Information by Setting in the U.S.
In 2011, The Joint Commission enterprise identified a customer need to have all HAI related resources easily available to customers, such as those on hand hygiene, central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO
), surgical site infections (SSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
When asked what an MDRO
(Multiple Drug Resistant Organism) is, many respond - MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), or, VRE (Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci).
An electronic surveillance system was available, but the facility did not record laboratory reports or MDRO
status of residents in this system.
In order to adjust for factors that may influence bacterial infection patients' costs or length of stay apart from having an MDRO
, we controlled for potentially confounding characteristics of the patient, inpatient course of stay, and hospital.