Hospitals in Connecticut have created a plan to control and prevent infections caused by multiple drug-resistant organisms, including taking a pledge to reduce MDRO infections, the Connecticut Hospital Association announced.
The association will sponsor a Feb. 1 symposium addressing effective hospital initiatives and methods of infection prevention, with presentations by infection-control experts. At the same time, the hospital association will launch an MDRO collaborative, a working group of 30 acute- and long-term-care hospitals that will share prevention information among their facilities. The group will use a Web site, listserv and conference calls to collect data and implement patient-safety improvements, according to a statement by the hospital association.
The pledge to reduce infections states that Connecticut hospitals will partner to share and report information, and push staff toward 100% compliance with prevention techniques such as hand and equipment washing, as well as the proper use of antibiotics. -- by Jean DerGurahian
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