Gonzalo Bearman, Author at Pulmonology Advisor

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What specific organisms pose a risk for patients by/in water? Hospital water is an important and controllable source of hospital acquired infection. Potential routes of infection from hospital water Ingestion (drinking) leading to gastrointestinal infections: Bacteria such as Campylobacter spp., Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Shigella spp., Vibrio cholerae, and Yersinia spp. Viruses such as Adenovirus,…

Non-governmental organizations: role in infection control

How do non-governmental organizations play a role in infection control? Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are increasingly instrumental for the implementation of infection prevention evidence based practices both in acute and long-term care hospital settings. NGOs focusing on infection prevention in the hospital are diverse and range from professional societies, accreditation bodies, and consumer advocacy groups. See…

Mandatory public reporting of hospital acquired infections

What are the key concepts of mandatory public reporting of hospital acquired infections? Mandates for public reporting of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in the US have been primarily determined by state legislative bodies. Over the past decade, the majority of states have enacted laws to require reporting of HAIs. However, each state has independently developed…

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