Archive July 2012 XIII, No. 7

Battling Superbugs with the Basics

Multi-drug resistant organisms put a new emphasis on hand hygiene and environmental cleaning.

David Bernard, Senior Associate Editor


antibiotic-resistant superbugsThere is no silver bullet for patients with such antibiotic-resistant superbugs as MRSA and VRE. The overuse of antibiotics is the main reason these potentially deadly infections exist. That's why it's critical for you and your team to avoid spreading the bacteria and why, infection prevention experts say, the basic practices of hand hygiene and surface disinfection are still so important in the fight against superbugs.

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