What Can Healthcare Providers do to Help Stop HAIs?
JUL 20, 2016 | CONTAGION EDITORIAL STAFF
Marion A. Kainer, MD, MPH, FRACP, FSHEA, provides key points to help healthcare providers prevent healthcare associated infections.
Interview Transcript (slightly modified for readability)
“Well, [healthcare providers should try to] prevent infection in the first place. So that is, adhering to particular bundles, such as the central line insertion bundle. [We should also be] making sure that we insert tubes cleanly and safely; making sure that we wash our hands; making sure that we wear the appropriate protective equipment, gloves and gowns, when needed; vaccinating our healthcare workers; making sure our patients are vaccinated; and [paying] attention to antimicrobial stewardship, [by] using antibiotics wisely.”
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