FYI - Resistant Bacteria Article

  1. Check this article out in fortune mag about resistant strep in hospitals. Are you all aware of the extent of this?

    http://www.fortune.com/fortune/artic...373593,00.html

    Just thought I'd pass this on. It's kind of scary.

    FYI, if the link doesn't pull up, search the site on "Staphylococcus aureus" and you will be directed to the article
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   nursedawn67
    very interesting and pretty scary.
  4. by   TheBrainMusher
    I feel like chicken little at times ...

    "the sky is falling, the sky is falling" ...

    how scary is that!!!

    I'll be under here for a while, just chillin'
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Rather eye-opening isn't it? more important than ever to wash those hands before and after all patient contact, isn't it?
  6. by   emily_mom
    Eeek.....very eye opening.
  7. by   jenac
    Very scarey. Says alot for being paranoid about infection control, doesn't it?
  8. by   EmeraldNYL
    YIKES
  9. by   sjoe
    Scary, yes, but I for one am glad to see this information getting more coverage in the mainstream press.

    We folks in healthcare haven't been very successful in handling this problem, so maybe with pressure from people who read "Fortune" there will be more incentive to do so.

    (And we can start by flat-out REFUSING to prescribe antibiotics when they are not clearly indicated, you docs, dentists, PAs and NPs out there.)
  10. by   baseline
    WASH YOUR HANDS !!!
  11. by   Nurse Ratched
    Originally posted by sjoe
    (And we can start by flat-out REFUSING to prescribe antibiotics when they are not clearly indicated, you docs, dentists, PAs and NPs out there.)
    A-freakin'-men.

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