Researchers with the Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System strictly tracked contamination in hospital rooms of 17 newly admitted patients to determine the timing and route of transfer of bacteria within patients’ rooms. Before testing, rooms were completely cleaned and sanitized, and all patients screened negative for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) […]

If you or your loved one is in the hospital, you may be struggling to make sense of all the acronyms that represent the different floors and units of the institution. The following acronyms are frequently used in hospitals to describe where the patient is receiving care before, during, and […]