Between 1900 and 2020, global average life expectancy increased from 32 to 72 years. However, against this backdrop of health improvement over the past century, we have also seen new pathogens arise more frequently, leading to deadly local outbreaks, regional epidemics, and global pandemics.
Acute kidney injury and C. diff infection are costly problems for hospitals and healthcare systems. These conditions are associated with poorer patient outcomes, including increased mortality and longer length of hospital stay.
The first full week in February is Burn Awareness Week. This week is an opportunity for everyone, particularly burn, fire, and life safety educators, to unite by spreading awareness and prevention messages.