Hospital patients can have antibiotic-resistant bacteria on their hands or nostrils at the start of a hospital stay, according to an article on the Becker's Clinical Leadership and Infection Control website.
A study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases says the findings suggest the need for patient hand-hygiene programs.
Study findings also includes:
• Researchers found multidrug-resistant organisms in 29 percent of patient rooms.
• Six percent of patients tested positive for a newly acquired multidrug-resistant organism on their hands during their hospital stay.See the latest posts on our homepage