Preventing Bloodstream Infections and Sepsis

Nurse hanging up IV antibiotics to treat a patient who has developed sepsis from a bloodstream infection.

Healthcare-associated bloodstream infections, if not identified and treated quickly enough, can lead to the development of sepsis: a serious complication of infection. Sepsis is a life-threatening response to infection that results in the death of at least 350,000 adults in America each year and 2.9 million children around the world.   In fact, sepsis is the … Read more

Preventing Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury in Pediatric Patients

A preterm baby who has fragile skin and MARSI has his delicate hand held by his mother's fingers.

Medical adhesive related skin injuries (or MARSIs) are a dangerously common, but under recognized medical complication. From premature infants to elderly patients with chronic-health conditions, MARSI occurs in all care settings and affects patients of all ages. Yet, MARSIs are preventable – not inevitable. In addition to dressing application and removal techniques, today there is … Read more