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Pls what drug can more effective to cure shaph infection control?

Pls what drug can more effective to cure shaph infection control?

Staphylococcus : There is staph that is sensitive to regular antibiotics and staph that is more resistant- called MRSA. The first can be treated with amoxicillin, keflex, dickoxacillin and multiple other choices. MRSA can respond to clindamycin, doxycycline, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). There are other more expensive or iv options as well. Also depends on the disease caused by staph- skin infection vs bacteremia, pneumonia etc. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What is the real importance of infection control in a health care environment?

What is the real importance of infection control in a health care environment?

Protection: This is to protect the patient, the health care worker and anyone coming in contact with the infected individual. Prevention of spread of illness, contamination, epidemic, abating damage are all part of infection control. ...Read more

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Universal precautions infection control website?

Universal precautions infection control website?

OSHA & CDC: http://www.osha.gov/sltc/etools/hospital/hazards/univprec/univ.html http://www.Cdc.Gov/niosh/topics/bbp/universal.Html.

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What is meant by universal precautions for infection control?

What is meant by universal precautions for infection control?

Universal precaution: These are to prevent blood borne infections. Barrier devices gloves, masks, gowns etc are used. ...Read more

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What are the duties of an infection control nurse in a hospital?

What are the duties of an infection control nurse in a hospital?

Dynamic: An infection control nurse has multiple duties. Here is a short list: monitor rates of hospital acquired infections, investigate outbreaks, monitor rates of adherence to hand hygiene protocol, provide monthly reports to hospital administration, establish and police isolation protocol, ensure that the hospital is compliant with all state and federal mandates, collaborates with other committees .... ...Read more

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Please tell me what does an "infection control department" in a hospital do ?

Prevent infections: Infection control programs work to decrease infections in health care facilities. This is done in several ways. Infection control programs help to guide housecleaning services in hospitals to keep things as clean as possible. They make sure equipment is sterile. They oversee vaccination of employees and help to ensure that diseases are not spread between staff and patients or between patients. ...Read more

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What kind of gym or fitness club would have best infection control?

What kind of gym or fitness club would have best infection control?

All should: It's a health department requirement and the gym's liability insurance carrier would require it too. You can tell when touring a new facility - look at the locker rooms, showers, condition of equipment & physical structure, pool (if present), visibility of staff cleaning the place, etc. ...Read more

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I just had a filling redone and a teeth cleaning, as well as infection control/barrier techniques. How long do the teeth stay sensitive?

Day or two...: Without more details, I suggest NSAID's prn and it should resolve in 24-48 hours. The sensitivity is usually due to the soft tissue trauma from the procedure(s). ...Read more