Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 11:55pm
Christiana Care taking part in national infection-rate study
Updated Friday, May 18, 2012 - 7:49am
Christiana Care healthcare workers are taking part in a nationwide study to determine whether using gowns and gloves in the intensive care unit can reduce infection rates.
Christiana is one of 20 academic medical centers across the US participating in the 5 point 7 million-dollar study, which is comparing 10 ICU's that use gloves and gowns for all patient care against 10 hospitals following current CDC guidelines, which require workers to wear gloves and gowns only when they come into contact with patients already diagnosed with MRSA or VRE.
The study started in January and will end in September.
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