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How Can Healthcare Providers Reduce Transmission of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new issue of Vital Signs today focusing on evidence-based strategies to reduce antibiotic resistance infections in healthcare. People receiving medical care can get serious infections that are very resistant to antibiotics and sometimes cause sepsis or death. 

 CDC recommends three critical steps for healthcare providers to reduce transmission of  antibiotic-resistant infections:

 1) Prevent Infections from catheters and after surgery.

 2) Prevent bacteria from spreading.

 3) Improve antibiotic use.

PDI's porfolio of infection prevention and control solutions encompass hand hygiene for both the healthcare provider and patient, environmental surface disinfection, and patient skin antisepsis. "PDI is proud to stand united with our partners at the CDC in the strategic fight to reduce preventable HAIs from antibiotic resistant infections," says Dr. Hudson Garrett, Vice President of Clinical Affairs for PDI. 

For more information on the CDC's recommendations, please visit www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/protect-patients.