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Superbug Outbreak in LA Hospital Due to Hospital Error

Hospital Error Leads to Superbug Outbreak Among Almost 200 Former Patients Defective Medical instruments that remained contaminated due to hospital error has led to a “superbug” outbreak among 179 patients at a Los Angeles hospital. At least two patients have died. The patients were most likely infected with CRE, or Carbapenem-Resistant … [Read more...]

Hospital-Acquired Infections of Superbug in NC Related to UCLA

Hospital-Acquired Infection of Superbug in UCLA Found on Devices in NC The superbug CRE – carbapenem-resistent Enterobacteriaceae – has been found to be the cause of several hospital-acquired infections in North Carolina, just days after a reported outbreak of the superbug in Los Angeles. According to Kevin McCarthy, a spokesman for the Carolinas … [Read more...]

Hospital Error Causes Superbug to Infect Former Patients

Superbug Acquired at Seattle Hospital Causes Superbug to Maim, Kill Former Patients in Hospital Error Due to hospital error, a drug-resistant superbug spread rapidly through a Seattle, Washington hospital and infected 32 former patients, 11 of whom died from the infection. Between 2012 and 2014, hospital error around cleaning practices at … [Read more...]

Experts Say Patient Harm Not Tracked Well Enough

Healthcare Professionals Call for Better Tracking of Patient Harm On Thursday, medical experts testified before Congress that the healthcare community was not doing enough to accurately track patient harm, which is the third leading cause of death in the US. "Our collective action in patient safety pales in comparison to the magnitude of the … [Read more...]

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