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    Posted in: IP Talk

    Hello, I am the IP in a LTC facility and we received a resident from the state of Florida. She had completed a 2 step TST with negative results on 12/24/17. The administration dates are 12/17/17 and 12/24/17. She admitted to our facility 1/10/2018. ...

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    I have no scientific proof, but I say every two hours or sooner if in a patient room in isolation, if wet from a self inflicted coughing spell, after breaks and when in doubt, throw it out! If you stand by this and say it to everyone, the staff generally ...

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    ​Our community hospital trialed Nozin, an alcohol based nasal antiseptic. We had such good results Nozin was approved for all orthopedic surgeries for our entire 11 hospital system. It is less expensive than any iodine product and the patients love i ...

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    Since SIR's have been published by NHSN I use them instead of rates. I report SSI's directly to the surgeons at a meeting and I am not sure they ever understood rates. Prior to SIR's I used percentages which are easier to understand. I am so excited to ...

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