Healthcare News & Insights

Newest superbug hospitals must worry about

It’s become even more critical for hospitals to get their antibiotic use under control. Here’s why: A new superbug is poised to cause harm to patients, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just issued a warning to hospitals about the bacteria. 

2 new tests may refine antibiotic use in your hospital

Although there are tests to determine whether a patient needs antibiotics for an illness, they aren’t always precise. So patients may receive antibiotics they don’t need, which can lead to drug resistance. Two new tests may make it easier for your hospital to avoid unnecessary antibiotic use. 

CDC: ‘Phantom menace’ superbug poses patient risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning hospitals of a new superbug that could have deadly implications for patients if not recognized and treated quickly. 

Could neighboring hospital affect your prevelance of a superbug?

Your hospital is probably all too familiar with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) – a common bacteria that causes infections in hospitals. And while your staff takes steps to keep this superbug from spreading at your facility, you’re probably not too concerned with what’s going on at other facilities in your area. Why should you be?

Does your morning coffee protect against MRSA?

Coffee and tea drinkers are less likely to carry the antibiotic-resistant superbug, according to new research.