Each year, more than 700,000 people lose their lives to drug-resistant infections, and this number could climb to 10 million by the year 2050 if nothing is done help combat it. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating the problem.
Dr. Septimus will discuss the potential benefits and harms of antibiotics, as well as the value of antimicrobial stewardship when it comes to improving outcomes of patients suffering from sepsis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world how valuable and important infection prevention programs are. In addition to handling routine threats such as flu season and healthcare associated infections, infection prevention and control programs around the world have shifted into overdrive to fight the pandemic and keep communities healthy.