Focus: Infection Control

Hospital reopens NICU two months after bacteria discovered

Three babies tested positive for Pseudomonas bacterial infections in August

Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly, Md., reopened its neonatal intensive care unit two months after bacteria was discovered, according to an article on the Becker's Infection Control and Clinical Quality website.

Three babies tested positive for Pseudomonas bacterial infections in August.

Four sinks in the NICU and two elsewhere in the hospital tested positive for Pseudomonas. Those sinks were removed and treated.

However, state officials found deficiencies related to policies and performance improvement processes in the NICU.

Read the article.



October 14, 2016

Topic Area: Infection Control

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