Candida Auris is a fungus that grows as a yeast. It is easily spread through out the skin surfaces on the body and can be an environmental threat for cross-contamination. This fungal pathogen is now considered a Superbug and has spread quickly in environments with compromised immune patients and residents. C. auris can cause invasive candidiasis (fungemia) in which the bloodstream, the central nervous system, and internal organs are infected. Most people who are healthy will not contract this microorganism, but some people may be colonized with out showing symptoms. Rapid testing of incoming patients may be required to help mitigate the risk to the existing patient population.
American Bio Recovery Association Certified Member Companies and Technicians can assist Healthcare and Assisted living facilities in mitigation of Candida Auris. If you need help please contact us or visit our website to find an ABRA Certified Member Company near you.
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ABRA’s objective is “to achieve and maintain the highest levels of competence among members in the performance of their profession. To teach, instill and require the highest technical, ethical and educational standards.”
ABRA certified firms are required to maintain proper insurance, OSHA compliance, Bloodborne Pathogen training records, respirator fit testing, proper handling of biohazardous waste and other laws or requirements in order to maintain good standing with the American Bio-Recovery Association aka ABRA.