Few nursing homes use isolation procedures to control superbugs' spread

March 24, 2017

A new study has found very few nursing homes follow isolation precautions for residents with multi-drug resistant infections, according to an article on the Legal Examiner website.

Skipping isolation precautions may place other residents at risk.

The study by the Columbia University School of Nursing found that isolation procedures were used on only about 13% of all nursing home infection cases involving drug-resistant strains.  

Isolation precautions can include placing nursing home residents in private rooms, or having them wear protective clothing.

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