SB 1842: Relating to rules for restraint and seclusion procedures at certain facilities.
— McKnight’s reports on a lethal, antibiotic-resistant bacteria in acute and long term care facilities:
The bacteria, Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), are found in healthy digestive systems but cause infections when they get in other organs or the bloodstream. Some CRE germs are resistant even to antibiotics of “last resort,” such as carbapenems, and the germs can transfer their resistance to other kinds of bacteria. Because of this, CRE infections could be “the beginning of the end of antibiotics,” said Arjun Srinivasan, M.D., an associate director in the CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion.
— Governor Rick Perry discusses asset testing for Medicaid expansion.