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Preventing VRE Thesis

… Preventing VRE


VRE is a "superbug," a bacterial strain that resists the action of antibiotics. For its versatility, VRE is difficult to treat or is even life-threatening. Prevention is also much more inexpensive and less draining of resources. Hospitals, clinics and offices are strongly encouraged to formulate their own strategies to prevent or reduce the spread of VRE through all possible means. Respective guidelines should be provided for the strict adherence by health care workers, patients and visitors towards the common end.

The enterococci bacteria naturally inhabit the intestinal tract (Department of Health, 2006). Some enterococci strains have become resistant to an antibiotic called Vancomycin. These strains are referred to as Vancomycin-resistant enterococci or VRE. Neither antibiotic-resistant nor non-resistant…. [read more]

Program Intervention to Reduce Health Care Associated Infection Within a ICU Chapter

… Intervention to Prevent and Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections in ICU

The objective of this study is to implement a new practice intervention using the chlorhexidine 2% gluconate bath cloth combined with Mupirocin nasal antibiotic ointment to reduce and prevent the healthcare associated infections such as VRE, MRSA, and CLABSI in the adult ICU (intensive healthcare unit). (Peterson, Beaumont, & Robicsek. 2008). HAI (Healthcare-associated infection) is one of the leading causes of morbidity, mortality, and preventable illness in the United States often result in the illness from the bacteria colonization, which overcomes the body defenses. Sydnor, & Perl, (2011) define the healthcare-associated infections as the type of infections acquired within an ICU where there is an absence of evidence that the infection is incubating, or present…. [read more]

Esbls Prevention and Education Extended Essay

… Implementation

The pamphlet will be made available at several central locations in the area where the project is taking place, to ensure that the target nursing staff has access to the material. Personal discussions will also take place between the author and other nurses on duty regarding the information and the pamphlets themselves, as a measure of encouraging the knowledge contained in the pamphlets to truly be disseminated and absorbed amongst the staff. Through this distribution, it is hoped that significant improvements in ESBLs knowledge will be created.


Several methods will be used to determine how successful the plan was in achieving the desired knowledge gains. First and most simply, a series of three statements has been included in the pamphlet as a means…. [read more]

New Diseases the Proliferation Term Paper

… (Levy 1992)

Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE)

The Virginia Department of Health explains that Enterococci are a bacterium that is present in the Vagina and the Bowels. (Control of Antibiotic Resistant Organisms in Home Settings 2003) This bacterium has a tendency to spread to wounds, the urinary tract, and the bloodstream. (Control of Antibiotic Resistant Organisms in Home Settings 2003) The Journal of Community Health Nursing, asserts that the bacteria have enormous survival advantages in hospitalized patients and can persist on environmental surfaces for prolonged periods of time, surviving heat and desiccation (Shay, Goldmann, & Jarvis, 1995). Once thought to be relatively benign, enterococci are now recognized as a potent source of infections, particularly bacteremia and endocarditis (Stosor, Noskin, & Peterson, 1996). The National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance…. [read more]

Antibiotics Have Saved Essay

… To try to prevent this, two drugs instead of one are often used. Because mutations are rare events, the virus population in a patient is unlikely to get both resistance mutations very quickly, but this usually happens eventually (Charlesworth & Charlesworth, 2003, p. 80).


The research showed that pathogens are able to mutate rapidly in response to the presence of antibiotics in ways that diminish the effectiveness of these initially powerful drugs. The problem of antibiotic resistance was shown to be further exacerbated by the practice of many physicians to routinely prescribe antibiotics whether they are needed or not, and the inexplicable demand on the part of healthcare consumers for antibiotics even in cases where they will not be effective or may even be…. [read more]

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