Eye on Superbugs Part 6: Mycobacterium tuberculosis

tuberculosis9.25.14  

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies 

For this week’s section in the series “Eye on Superbugs,” the focus is: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an infamous superbug with frightening side effects. With the generation of new medical discoveries, this bacterium has been contained and controlled in the United States, reaching an all-time low in recent years. Still considered to be a threat, tuberculosis should never be a disease that is overlooked. Now is the time to know what to do if you feel you might have been exposed or even contracted this bacterium.

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Eye on Superbugs Part 5: Pseudomonas aeruginosa

9.17.14  

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies 

infectious-diseaseFor this week’s section in the series “Eye on Superbugs,” the focus is on: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a common bacterial infection found in the healthcare setting. This opportunistic pathogen lurks in water, soil, carpet, and moist areas. Unfortunately, this superbug is evolving. As the trend has shown, many bugs are developing ways to become drug-resistant, which makes treating illnesses caused by these organisms more and more difficult. With Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, it is being found that this organism too, is becoming difficult to treat with antibiotics, due to its development of resistance. 

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Why Consumer Education on Infection Control is Important?

9.10.14  

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies 

nurse-stopping-infectionInfection control, in the United States, is highly regulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each state’s individual health departments, and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). CDC offers a variety of guidelines in order to help prevent infection and spread of contamination in healthcare settings, individuals, and their families.

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Improve Your Decontamination Process with Less Product: 3 Quick Tips

8.28.14  

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies 

clean hospital hallwayDecontamination techniques are employed when organic or inorganic debris needs to be removed from things like surfaces or equipment. It is a process that is meant to remove and/or destroy all contaminants from the area in order to prevent sickness and to provide a clean environment for people to work and live. In order to ensure that proper decontamination occurs, it is important to use the appropriate products to achieve the desired results.

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Eye on Superbugs Part 4: Acinetobacter baumannii

8.21.14  

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies 

patient-with-nurseFor this week’s section in the series “Eye on Superbugs”, we chose to showcase a superbug that is generally unknown: Acinetobacter baumannii. It has not been a major newsmaker, but due to its high resistance to multiple kinds of antibiotics and being very difficult to treat, it’s worthwhile to shed some light on this bug.

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