Monthly Archives: June 2011

Staph Infection | Braves' Prado Recovering But No Return Timeline

ATLANTA — Braves left fielder Martin Prado is still recovering from surgeries to treat a staph infection and doesn’t know when he can resume baseball activities.Prado was at Turner Field on Monday to get the dressings changed on his right calf and left knee. The 2010 NL All-Star has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 10.Prado said he’s “starting to feel like a normal person” while adding    .. more …

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Mrsa | Illinois Is Poised To Certify Staph Infections As Killers

Death certificates in Illinois will soon reflect what patientsafety advocates say has been a secret killer ” staph infectionsthat are resistant to antibiotics.Under the new law, health care providers who fill out thecertificates will have to include the presence ofmethicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, known as MRSA, andother infections that are resistant to multiple drugs if theycontributed    .. more …

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Mrsa | Billings Clinic Called 'pioneer' For Its Approach To Reducing MRSA Rates

Billings Clinic has reduced by 60 percent its overall rate ofpotentially deadly MRSA infections, one of the most common, costlyand difficult-to-beat hospital-acquired infections. The clinic isbeing used as an example to other hospitals battling the issue,according to the Washington, D.C.-based not-for-profit PlexusInstitute.”Everyone has been working on this problem six ways from Sunday,but the    .. more …

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Mrsa | State And Federal Poster Inc. Proclaims That The Minimum Wage For Arizona Is Starting To Increase Slowly Year After ...

The recent changes of Arizona’s labor law posters are:-The minimum wages increasing from $7.25 to $7.35. The 10 cent raise will help employees raise their income status and help with their finances.-State and Federal Poster Inc. encourages businesses to post up the Work Exposure to MRSA notice. It is required that the employees notify a claim if an employee has a disease, disability, infection,    .. more …

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Staph Infection | Braves' Prado On DL With Staph Infection

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSTON — Atlanta left fielder Martin Prado was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a staph infection in his right calf.Prado had a procedure in Atlanta on Friday to clean out the infection. He is being treated with antibiotics.He was examined by doctors from the Marlins in Florida and they sent him to Atlanta on Thursday night so he could prepare for Friday’s    .. more …

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Mrsa | A Multi-Dimensional Team Approach Solves MRSA Challenge

By Wanda Lamm, RN, BSN, CIC Persistence is the cornerstone of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevention program at Nash Health Care. Through our multidisciplinary approach, we focused intensely on hand hygiene, contact precautions and environmental cleaning. We also felt that if we focused on MRSA, which causes high-profile healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), these    .. more …

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Staph Infection | Braves Hope To Get Prado Back Before Break

SEATTLE — Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez received more encouraging news regarding Martin Prado on Monday and said his left fielder will likely continue to increase his workload as this week progresses. Prado has been sidelined since being diagnosed with staph infection June 9. The Braves’ medical staff has informed Gonzalez that the cut on Prado’s right calf has continued to close over the past    .. more …

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Mrsa | Target: Superbugs. Ohio Drug Startup Focused On MRSA Infection

An Ohio startup is developing a new antibacterial drug that would keep so-called ” superbugs ” such as MRSA from replicating in the body. Promiliad Biopharma is hoping its early development efforts yield a new drug capable of beating bacteria that have grown resistant to most antibiotics on the market today. The most well-known example is a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, or MRSA ,    .. more …

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Staph Infection | Martin Prado Nearing Return To Braves Lineup

: Martin Prado (LF – ATL) , Atlanta Braves Martin Prado has been out of the Braves ‘ lineup since June 9 with a staph infection near his right calf, but he received some good news this past news regarding his leg’s progress. After undergoing surgery more than two weeks ago to remove the infection, Prado and the Braves coaching staff have learned the cut has continued the close up the last few    .. more …

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