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The aim now is to target patients who are still in hospitals or old homes and to expand the work of CRE. Traditional hospitals involved in the new project focus on patients in intensive care units and those already carrying drug-resistant bacteria, while adult homes and long-term emergency hospitals carry out the cleaning – also called "decolonization" – of
A recent morning at Coventry Health Center, a nursing home in Anaheim, California, 94-year-old Neva Shinchel patiently sat in her wheelchair. Licensed nurse Ioanna Bartholomew rubbed her nose and asked if she remembered what he had done. "Kills microbes," Shinkla replied.
"That's right – it protects you from infection."
In a neighboring room, Senior Project Coordinator Raviena Singh from UCI spoke to 71-year-old Caridad Coca, who recently arrived at the club. She explained that Coca would be bathed with chlorhexidine rather than plain soap. "If you have an open wound or cut, it helps to protect yourself from infection," Singh said. "And we not only protect you, one man, we defend everyone in the old house."
Coca said he had a cousin who spent months in the hospital after receiving MRSA. "Fortunately, I never did," she said.
Coventry Administrator Court Sean Dahl says he is anxious to participate because people arrive at a nursing home with MRSA or other bugs. "They were sick and sick here," Dahl says.
The results of the Chicago project are ahead. The preliminary results of the Orange County project, which ends in May, show it looks like it works, says Huang. After 18 months, the researchers noticed a 25% drop in drug-resistant organisms in the nursing home population, 34% in patients with long-term acute treatment settings and 9% in patients with a traditional hospital. The most dramatic falls are in CRE, although the number of patients with this type of bacteria is smaller. Preliminary data also show a promising effect of ripples in non-effort facilities, a sign that the Zann project from the Orange County Health Agency says that in our community we are seeing an increase in antimicrobial-resistant infections, he says ( 19459031). "This allows the curve to bend and bend in the right direction." Kaiser Health News is a non-profit information service and an independent editorial program of the Kaiser Family Foundation. KHN is not associated with Kaiser Permanente.