The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called on hospitals to step up their administrative support of infection-control practices in order to slow the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms, so-called superbugs. In a 73-page paper on managing multidrug-resistant organisms in healthcare settings, the CDC advised healthcare administers to sponsor both facility-wide and unit-specific educational programs on drug resistance, among other steps. Meanwhile, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology announced a study to gather national data on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in hospitals. Read the CDC guidance. -- by Matthew DoBias
CDC issues guidance on superbugs
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