By the bioMérieux Connection Editors Interviewing: Christian M. Shaw, PharmD., BCPS, Clinical Coordinator for the Pharmacy Department at Wilson Medical Center, A Duke LifePoint Hospital Historically, awareness of antimicrobial resistance has been lower than for other health threats, such as cancer or heart disease. However, the threat that antimicrobial resistance poses to human health is …
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.
Under detection and underreporting are problematic for a variety of reasons. They make it more difficult to understand the true spread of the virus, which impacts everything from resource planning in healthcare systems to public policies designed to reduce infection spread.