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What Are the Most Common Healthcare Associated Infections in a Pediatric Setting?

Thomas Sandora, MD, MPH, hospital epidemiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, lists the most common healthcare associated infections in children.

Thomas Sandora, MD, MPH, hospital epidemiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, lists the most common healthcare associated infections in children.

Interview Transcript (slightly modified for readability).

“[There are] a couple of different types that are common in kids. The most common one is bloodstream infections, usually [caused by] bacteria that get[s] into the blood through a central catheter or some other device. That’s the most common pediatric healthcare associated infection, overall. The second most common type that we see a lot in kids is respiratory infection, [such as] flu, other respiratory viruses, or pneumonia.”