Design a hospital to fight infection head on

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are the cause of significant medical and economic expense on clinics, hospitals and facilities everywhere. HAIs are usually caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses or other infectious agents that live in medical settings. Researcher Jack Gilbert spent 16 months studying microbes in a hospital environment. Gilbert, an environmental microbiologist at Argonne National Laboratory, […]

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Navigating the traps of Health-Associated Infections (HAIs) as a healthcare worker

75,000 people die each year as a result of health-associated infections (HAIs)1. That’s double number of people that die in car crashes every year2. According to a California Department of Public Health study, 722,000 HAIs occur yearly during a hospital stay1. Across the country, that costs hospitals more than $30 billion each year—a staggering number […]

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