Residents living with diabetes have weakened immune systems that make them more susceptible to MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant infections.
Residents living with diabetes have weakened immune systems that make them more susceptible to MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant infections. Those in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities are especially vulnerable, as this population is prone to developing skin wounds that easily spread bacteria. In fact, 85% of MRSA outbreaks occur in healthcare facilities. These infections can spread rapidly from resident to resident, sometimes through shared equipment, including blood pressure cuffs. One of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of these infections is to eliminate the cross-contamination points. The Nurse Rosie Disposable Blood Pressure Cuffs can dramatically reduce the risk of these hospital-acquired infections (HAI’s) by eliminating shared blood pressure cuffs. The Nurse Rosie Disposable Blood Pressure Cuffs are just that- a resident’s personal cuff that is exclusive to the individual. With more than 200 readings per cuff, it can be used throughout a resident’s stay without the risk of passing infection to another patient.