Professional Social Media Site, LinkedIn Gains Popularity in the Healthcare Industry, Sparking Some Important Discussions on the Topic of Healthcare Acquired Infections

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Infection Prevention Company Midbrook Medical spots recent trend of using web resources to cut down on potentially lethal infections happening in healthcare facilities across the globe.

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It was so great to see all of the responses that this member received from other central sterile processing professionals. Other member’s replied with different ideas, support, and encouragement.

Dirty surgical instruments and healthcare acquired infections are finally beginning to get the press and attention that they need. On the LinkedIn social media site, there was recently a discussion on a LinkedIn group regarding one member’s request for additional ideas to help cut down on bioburden contamination on surgical instruments. The facility where that member works recently had an increase in bioburden at their location and they were looking for ideas outside of what they were already doing to help eliminate the problem.

"It was so great to see all of the responses that this member received from other central sterile processing professionals. Other members replied with different ideas, support, and encouragement. This discussion is a clear indication that we are all struggling with bioburden and medical instrument cleanliness and that we are all in this fight together," stated Midbrook Medical EVP, Jamie Crowley.

There are numerous groups on LinkedIn that focus on reducing infection rates and improving the cleanliness of medical equipment. Here are some discussion groups Midbrook finds to be valuable:

  • Sterile Processing Department Professionals
  • OneTogether
  • Infection Control and Prevention
  • ICT Infection Preventionists
  • Hospital Infection Control
  • AORN-Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

This trend also highlights a newer project Midbrook is working on to educate and share resources on healthcare acquired infections (HAI) and the continuing need to eliminate bioburden left on surgical instruments after reprocessing. Midbrook's blog is updated daily with facts and interesting information intended to raise awareness of this ever present issue.

Both the Midbrook Blog and the LinkedIn interest groups are proving to be great resources to springboard discussions and sparking conversations that will ultimately make a larger and dent in the epidemic that is hospital acquired infections.

For more information on joining these groups, following the Midbrook blog, or products geared towards infection prevention and cleaning medical instrumentation, visit Midbrook Medical Website: http://www.midbrookmedical.com or contact a representative at (517) 787-3481.

About Midbrook Medical:

Midbrook is a leading manufacturer of diverse and specific solutions to cleaning challenges. Midbrook applies inter-industry expertise in automated cleaning and decontamination solutions to solve some of healthcare's greatest threats.

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