Common hospital soap effective in preventing hospital-acquired infections

14 mayo 2015

A new study holds hope for a relatively inexpensive way to improve care and prevent the spread of deadly hospital-acquired infections by bathing patients in a common hospital soap. MRSA and other hospital acquired infections are a growing healthcare concern. The CDC reported that on any given day, about one in every 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. Its survey found an estimated 722,000 hospital-acquired infections in U.S acute care hospitals in 2011, the most recent year for which it has data. It also found 75,000 hospital patients with these infections died during their hospitalizations.