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Washing hands is a smart preventive; so is washing trauma patients

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Swabbing down trauma patients with disposable, antiseptic-laced cloths appears to pay off in terms of infection control.

Doctors at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle found that patients given a daily antiseptic wipe down were much less likely to develop a catheter-related bloodstream infection than patients who received a daily, non-antiseptic wipe down. They were also much less likely to develop either a MRSA or Acinetobacter infection.

Here's more on those catheter infections, MRSA and Acinetobacter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
 

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