Additional News Story of Interest, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Alberta needs to improve hospital procedures to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria, auditor general says

Alberta’s auditor general is calling on provincial health authorities to do a better job of ensuring patients are protected from infections when visiting a hospital. Proper procedures for cleaning medical devices, hand-washing, and handling patients with antibiotic-resistant organisms all need to be applied more consistently around the province, Merwan Saher said Monday in delivering his latest report.

David Climenhaga
Communications Advisor
United Nurses of Alberta
780-425-1025 (Office)
780-717-2943 (Cellular)

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