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What Can Healthcare Providers do to Help Stop HAIs?

Marion A. Kainer, MD, MPH, FRACP, FSHEA, provides key points to help healthcare providers prevent healthcare associated infections.

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.”