Diagnostics can play a role in stewardship throughout the pandemic by facilitating a quick diagnosis of COVID-19 and identifying if there is also a bacterial co-infection.
Contact tracing is the process of working with an infected patient to help them recall everyone with whom they have had close contact, then, warning the exposed individuals of their potential exposure.
Did you know that every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood? But, only 3% of age-eligible people donate blood annually. Donating blood is essential to community health and the need for blood is constant. One donation can potentially save up to three lives.
One thing we can all do is take a moment to look back on and appreciate the evolution of hospitals in our country. Our hospitals have made enormous strides over the past century, and their care and expertise save millions of lives each year.