Collaborative Thinking to Combat Emerging Pathogens with Infection Prevention

A look into how teams are working across disciplines to help patients, caregivers and environment

By Medline Newsroom Staff | February 20, 2020

A new Infection Prevention video series from the Medline Newsroom takes you behind the scenes to show how teams are working together across R&D, product development, medical affairs and clinical training to solve for today’s new norm: emerging pathogens and the rise of infectious diseases.

Pathogens can be found virtually anywhere and they’re getting smarter. According to an alarming CDC report, more than 35,000 people die each year in the U.S. from a drug-resistant superbug. That’s about one death every 15 minutes.

Series highlights include:

Part 1: R&D

See how teams ensure healthcare products stand up to the evolving needs in infection prevention today


Part 2: Studies and solutions

How clinical studies lend a unique view into problems and solutions


Part 3: Environmental cleaning

Clean doesn’t always mean disinfected – especially in the OR


Part 4: Education

As emerging pathogens evolve so too must ongoing education for clinicians

Healthcare plays a critical role in protecting people by preventing the spread of infections. This starts with not treating infection prevention with a “one-size-fits-all” mentality.

“It’s not useful to science or the world really if we’re doing very controlled studies that have no real life application,” says Tyler Zanon, microbiologist, Medline. “Resistance isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s only going to keep getting worse.”

Learn more about how Medline is combatting healthcare-associated infections (HAI) with comprehensive care solutions. 

Categories: Infection Prevention

Medline Newsroom Staff

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