MRSA Action UK

MRSA Survivors Network has a strong alliance with the charity and patient advocacy organization MRSA Action UK, which is based in England. http://www.mrsaactionuk.net

MRSA Action UK’s purpose is to raise public awareness for MRSA, influence government and healthcare sectors and provide support to MRSA sufferers and family members. MRSA Action UK holds an annual memorial event at Westminster Abbey and participates in World MRSA day events. Derek Butler, Chairman.

MRSA Action UK

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Colleagues across healthcare recognised the significance of World MRSA Day on October 2nd 2012 at Infection Prevention 2012. The exhibition hall at the Echo Arena was full of people wearing awareness ribbons, we took the opportunity to take photos of our colleagues from industry who were sporting their MRSA Awareness ribbons on the day. Many people were not aware that MRSA was 51 years old on October 2nd. More…..

Kewaunee C.A.R.E.S

Kewaunee C.A.R.E.S. (Citizens Advancing Responsible Environmental Stewardship) was founded by Lynn and Nancy Utesch of Kewaunee, WI who are organic farmers and advocates. They fight against contamination of land, water and air by CAFO’s (factory farms) which produces LA-MRSA in livestock and in manure from high doses of antibiotics given to livestock for growth purposes. The contaminated manure runs off into streams, lakes, rivers, etc. and aerated onto farm land.

Patient Safety Movement Foundation

MRSA Survivors Network has partnered with The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF), a non-profit organization focused on eliminating preventable patient deaths in hospitals by 2020 (0X2020).

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation believes reaching ZERO preventable deaths in U.S. hospitals by 2020 is not only the right goal, but an attainable goal with the right people, ideas, and technology. Many pieces of the puzzle already exist. Solving this problem is a matter of connecting the dots.

Partners of the PSMF are offered the opportunity to create and utilize the PSMF’s Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS), which address fifteen of the leading patient safety challenges facing hospitals today. These solutions represent an aggregate of clinical best practices and serve as powerful tools that present healthcare professionals with practices that significantly decrease preventable deaths in hospitals.

To view the PSMF’s full list of Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, please view here: http://patientsafetymovement.org/challenges-solutions/actionable-patient-safety-solutions-apss/

MRSA Survivors Network is a proud partner of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation by spreading the mission, helping to disseminate the PSMF’s APSS, and working contribute subject matter expertise to the topics that align with MRSA Survivors Network. To learn more about how to get involved, please visit patientsafetymovement.org