Md. hospital NICU reopens after investigation of Pseudomonas bacteria

April 13, 2017

The neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, Md., has reopened four months after an investigation of an outbreak of a potentially deadly bacteria, according to an article on The Washington Post website.

The unit was cleared after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reaffirmed that the bacteria originated in the plumbing and the hospital completed significant improvements to that system.

The hospital invested more than $500,000 in a new water-treatment system to clean and regularly flush its pipes. 

It also has implemented more-rigid protocols and oversight of ­infection-control procedures for hand washing, bacteria surveillance and water testing, the article said.

Read the article.

 

 

See the latest posts on our homepage

Share:

Topic Area: Infection Control


Recent Posts
Recent Posts
Focus: Security

Recognition first step in fighting violence in healthcare


Workers should be educated as to what the warning signs are

7/27/2017

Retail space gaining more importance in hospital settings


But there is still room to grow in this area

7/27/2017

Children's healthcare records especially vulnerable to cyber attacks


The healthcare industry may be more vulnerable to cyberattacks because of the wide variety of data

7/27/2017

Healthcare laundries evolve to deal with emerging issues


Laundries competing in healthcare will need to be more professional in their operations

7/27/2017

Armstrong® Ceiling Solutions Adds 2" and 10" Widths To Portfolio of MetalWorks™ Linear Panels


7/27/2017





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.