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2020-10-08

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare-associated infections

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Hospitals around the world are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Their efforts are led by hospital epidemiologists, experts trained in infection prevention and control. The hospital epidemiologists are responsible for making tough decisions including complete visitor restrictions, universal masking despite lack of sufficient personal protective equipment and quarantining of employees despite lack of a sufficient work force [1].
2020-03-10

HAIDi Tackles Antibiotic Resistance

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The cases of antibiotic resistant bacteria continue to grow worldwide. While antibiotic resistance can occur naturally, misuse of antibiotics has accelerated the process. As more and more bacteria become resistant to antibiotic treatment, traditional methods of destroying bacterial infections become less effective and in some cases obsolete.
2020-02-18

Humans vs. Machines: Accuracy of HAI Detection

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When a computer makes an error, people tend to judge it harshly. No matter the complexity of the task, we usually start complaining about the software program or stop trusting the algorithm at all. But do we assess our mistakes in the same way? Can we even realize how many mistakes we make?