Is your hospital discontinuing isolation precautions?

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    I have a general question related to what I thought were standards of care. The hospital I work for has recently adopted a new wonder soap called Steiros, and the powers that be have decided that we no longer have to place patients who have a history of MRSA or VRE in contact isolation. As a matter of fact, since the advent of the special soap we no longer isolate patients who are currently infected with MRSA or VRE. We can even place them in semi-private rooms with post op patients. I have looked this soap up, checked out ther website, and even done a search of my University's library databases. I cannot find anything about a soap that eliminates the need to isolate patients with MRSA and VRE. Has anyone else heard of this?

    http://www.steiros.com/index.html

    http://stores.germcure.com/StoreFront.bok

    BTW- the active ingredient is Benzalkonium chloride, not chlorhexidine.
    Last edit by gypsyd8 on Jul 26, '10 : Reason: web link
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    that sounds like one amazing soap!!! question, is your hospital washing your scrubs in central laundry with the miracle soap? i am a big proponent of handwashing but not cohorting/isolating pt's with mdro's is a bad business in an acute setting. heck, in sub acute we even try our darndest to keep those with mdro's either cohorted or in isloation. not smart at all. what are they doing with the pt's who have c. diff?
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    All I can think of when reading your post was this amazing medication that was invented back in the day, remember those? They said it was the answer to killing all the bugs...funny how that turned out.
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    Quote from bsrn0523
    that sounds like one amazing soap!!! question, is your hospital washing your scrubs in central laundry with the miracle soap? i am a big proponent of handwashing but not cohorting/isolating pt's with mdro's is a bad business in an acute setting. heck, in sub acute we even try our darndest to keep those with mdro's either cohorted or in isloation. not smart at all. what are they doing with the pt's who have c. diff?
    cdiff is still isolated.


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