The great nursing brain drain and its effects on patient safety
AbstractThe World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 2020 the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”. On May 5th of this year, for the annual celebration of the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign, the WHO will focus on the critical role of nurses and midwives in promoting public health. The brain drain of healthcare workers (HCWs) leads to unequal distribution of nurses and midwives around the world, which affects the quality of care provided to patients. This phenomenon should be addressed as a global problem as it highlights staff shortages in the health system.
Publication date: September 2020Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Volume 22Author(s): Assia Mairi, Olivier Barraud, Anaelle Muggeo, Christophe de Champs, Abdelaziz Touati
Authors: Dramowski A, Velaphi S, Reubenson G, Bekker A, Perovic O, Finlayson H, Duse A, Rhoda NR, Govender NP Abstract Despite a substantial decline in childhood mortality rates in South Africa (SA), progress in neonatal mortality reduction has been much slower. Severe bacterial infections remain a leading cause of neonatal morbidity and a direct cause of 13.1% of neonatal deaths among babies >1 kg. The incidence of hospital-acquired infections, antimicrobial resistance and outbreaks of infections in SA neonatal units is substantial, and is possibly higher than the currently available estimates. The SA Neonatal ...
In this study, we aimed to check for the value of the temporary closure of the ICU and the use of ETD with aerosolized H2O2 and Ag+ on minimizing the rate of XDR-AB acquisition in patients admitted to the ICU of our facility, which might consequently help us determine the optimal schedule for such procedure in this unit.MethodsThis is a retrospective medical file review of patients admitted to the ICU between January 2016 and May 2018. We divided this period into numerical weeks (NW) after each closure and ETD episode. Risk factors of acquisition (RFA) were determined by comparing the characteristics of patients who acquir...
ConclusionsThe gut microbiome of ESBL-E carriers in nursing homes harbors specific taxonomic and functional characteristics, conferring an environment that enables Enterobacteriaceae expansion. Here we describe new functional features associated with ESBL-E carriage that could help us to elucidate the complex interactions leading to colonization persistence in the human gut microbiota.
Lab Chip, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0LC00579G, PaperYang LIU, Thomas Lehnert, Martin Gijs Fast spreading of antimicrobial resistance is now considered a major global health threat. New technologies are required, enabling rapid diagnostics of bacterial infection combined with fast antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST)... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Covid-19 is a warning that we must develop drugs to treat future threats
Group A streptococcus (GAS) is an important human pathogen responsible for a broad range of infections. Epidemiological surveillance has been crucial to detect changes in the geographical and temporal variatio...
Publication date: Available online 12 July 2020Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious DiseasesAuthor(s): Elisa Maria Beirão, Suellen da Silva Rodrigues, Tarik Klain de Andrade, Fernando Brandão Serra, Marina Della Negra de Paula, Thales Jose Bueno Polis, Ana Cristina Gales
Publication date: September 2020Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Volume 22Author(s): Lijuan Chu, Xingyan Zhou, Yan Shen, Yu Yu
Publication date: September 2020Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Volume 22Author(s): Nuhu Tanko, Rebecca Olajumoke Bolaji, Adebola Tolulope Olayinka, Busayo Olalekan Olayinka