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One Park Plaza
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
HCA owns and operates approximately 179 hospitals and approximately 104 freestanding surgery centers in 21 states, England and Switzerland. We are dedicated to providing healthcare services that meet each community's local healthcare needs. We seek to int ... more
Medical Director of Patient Safety and Infection Control
Medical Director Infectious Diseases and Occupational Health
Professor, Senior Fellow
George Mason University
Member, Leading Practice Advisory Panel
Antimicrobial Resistance Work Group
IDSA Quality Improvement Task Force
American College of Physicians
Member of the Medical Advisory Steering Committee
Houston Task Force on Terrorism
Member of the Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration
International Society of Microbial Resistance
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Baylor College of Medicine
About Us | Contagion Live
In addition to using CHG cloths to reduce MRSA infections, hospitals also have found success recently by using alcohol caps that fit over medicine ports.
When the port is not in use, alcohol bathes the connector, a process that has been able to reduce infections.
The use of these alcohol caps is the newest product-based approach to preventing infections, having been in practice only during the past year or so, Septimus says.
"It's important to note that alcohol caps are considered a special approach and not a routine standard of care.
But for hospitals to continue to see decreased bloodstream infections, their use may be an effective strategy,"
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