Hospital Acquired Infections
Ensuring patient health, one test at a time.
Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs), otherwise known as Healthcare-Associated Infections, are infections patients get while receiving medical treatment in healthcare facilities, such as a hospital, ambulatory surgical center, nursing home, etc.
HAIs present a major, but largely preventable, threat to patient safety. According to the CDC and the New England Journal of Medicine, in 2011, there were an estimated 722,000 instances of Hospital Acquired Infections in U.S. acute care hospitals. Of these, around 75,000 patients succumbed to these infections. While this figure is on the decline, Hardy Diagnostics shares the sentiment that anything above zero is too many.
Hardy Diagnostics is doing our part to help prevent further instances of HAIs with a range of products specifically designed to detect harmful bacteria before they infect a patient.
HardyCHROM™ ESBL is a selective and differential chromogenic medium intended for the qualitative and presumptive detection of the following from stool specimens: 1) Enterobacteriaceae that are potentially non-susceptible to ceftazidime and cefpodoxime; and 2) Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Klebsiella oxytoca.
HardyCHROM™ MRSA is a selective and differential chromogenic medium recommended for the qualitative detection of nasal colonization by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to aid in the prevention and control of MRSA infections in healthcare settings.
Buffered Charcoal Yeast Extract (BCYE) Agar formulations are recommended for use in the cultivation and primary isolation of Legionella spp. in water and other samples suspected of harboring the bacteria.
AnaeroGRO™ Cycloserine-Cefoxitin Fructose Agar (CCFA)
Hardy Diagnostics AnaeroGro™ Cycloserine-Cefoxitin Fructose Agar (CCFA) is an enriched selective and differential medium recommended for the cultivation and isolation of Clostridium difficile from fecal specimens. C. difficile is a recognized cause of intestinal infections and pseudomembranous colitis following antibiotic therapy.
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