Why overuse of antibiotics is a massive, ‘staggering’ problem in health care

Why overuse of antibiotics is a massive, ‘staggering’ problem in health care

JUDY WOODRUFF: A new report out from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control highlights that we are still losing the battle against so-called superbugs, bacteria that are resistant to nearly all the antibiotics. As William Brangham tells us, the scope of the problem is bigger than previously estimated. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: The CDC’s new report shows […]

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Infection Prevention is Everyone’s Business

Infection Prevention is Everyone’s Business

[ Music ]>>Do you know about sepsis? Sepsis is a deadly infection that can shutdown major organs within hours or days if not treated immediately. Sepsis is a medical emergency. I know from personal experience. My sister, Linda, while recovering in the hospital after surgery became infected with sepsis and even though doctors told us […]

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Health Care Infection Prevention | Soins de santé – Prévention des infections

Health Care Infection Prevention |  Soins de santé – Prévention des infections

[shot of person using antiseptic wash at a wash station] [TITLE: Infection Prevention and Control for Worker Health and Safety in a Healthcare Workplace] My name is Juanita Jenkins. I’m an occupational health and safety inspector for the Ministry of Labour. Craig: My name is Craig Lori. I’m an infection control consultant with the Ministry […]

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