Everything in life carries some risk it seems and this includes becoming an inpatient in a hospital. There are a number of risks associated with hospitals and one is acquiring infections–Hospitals are loaded with nasty bugs.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI).
I was joined by Chair & Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) and the Associate Dean for Research, College of Health Professions at Texas State University, Rodney Rohde, PhD to discuss several topics concerning HAIs.
- Vaccine refusal: What’s behind it and how we become better ambassadors for vaccination
- Can kids be too clean? An interview with ‘Let Them Eat Dirt’ coauthor, B. Brett Finlay, PhD
- The story behind the Toxic Shock Syndrome outbreak investigation of the late 70s-early 80s
- Health care options: Direct Care
- Parasites 101: Ascaris lumbricoides
- Talking Hepatitis A with Dr Amesh Adalja
- Mumps: Why it’s seen a resurgence
- Vaccines: How they work and some common misconceptions
- Legionnaires’ disease and Legionella, Part Two
- Multiple recurring C. diff infections rising: An interview with Dr James Lewis
- Antibiotics: Skin infections and the FDA approval of Baxdela