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Chlorhexidine Bathing Routine Reduces Infections in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes using a chlorhexidine bathing routine to clean the skin and nose with over-the-counter antiseptic solutions prevents serious infections and reduces the amount of antibiotic resistant organisms in the nursing home, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to an AHRQ-funded study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Each year, 3 million healthcare-associated infections in U.S. nursing […]

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Patient Booklets on Recovering From Surgery Now Available in Both English and Spanish

Seven booklets developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to help patients recover from surgery are now available in both English and Spanish. These booklets were created by content experts for the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery. They help adult patients prepare for and recover from surgery both in the

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Candida auris Colonization

Candida auris (also called C. auris) is a fungus that can cause serious infections. C. auris can spread from one patient to another in hospitals and nursing homes. Patients can carry C. auris somewhere on their body, even if it is not making them sick. This is called colonization. When people in hospitals and nursing

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Candida auris Testing

Candida auris (also called C. auris) is a fungus that can cause serious infections. C. auris can spread from one patient to another in hospitals and nursing homes. Patients can carry C. auris somewhere on their body, even if it is not making them sick. This is called colonization. When people in hospitals and nursing

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