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Unformatted text preview: been implicated in 3 epidemics, probably because of its ability to grow in D5W at room temperature. 9. Preventability It has been demonstrated that Awareness Programs among Staff, Nurses, etc. can decrease the extent of NI. Handwashing, which has been demonstrated to reduce transmission of organisms since 1600s is not performed frequently or properly. Studies in ICU show that about 25-35% of patient encounters result in handwashing. New alcohol based scrub 10 second pump and distribute is superior to washing hands. Prevention includes surveillance, education, teaching. Each hospital mandated to have infection control committee. Most have department with hospital epidemiologist, infection control practitioners....
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