Protect Yourself Against Superbugs

The newest health concern stems from a definite case of “too much of a good thing.” Our overuse of antibiotics to treat any and all infections has created a string of “superbugs”; forms of bacteria that have adapted to those anti-microbials, developing resistance to them. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 2 million Americans a year become infected with these antibiotic-resistant bacteria and at least 23,000 people die each year from these infections. The biggest threats to public health, deemed as urgent levels by the CDC include clostridium difficile, a microbial that causes life-threatening diarrhea; carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae which kills about half of the hospital patients who contract the bacteria; and drug-resistant neisseria gonorrhoeae, which causes gonorrhea and results in more than 820,000 drug-resistant infections per year. Beyond these urgent threats, the CDC ranks an additional 15 bacteria that have become more and more resistant to antimicrobial agents through our overuse.

Because a number of these bacteria are spread at hospitals and other medical facilities, personal protection is crucial to avoiding infection. Washing hands and limiting contact with hospital personnel are helpful steps to keeping transmission in check, however, whenever a patient needs to disrobe, the chance for bacterial transmission increases. Our dialysis clothing works to keep dialysis patients safe by eliminating the need to disrobe, therefore reducing the risk of exposure. Our customized clothing for dialysis patients allow wearers to receive needed treatment without having to remove or adjust clothing while keeping them comfortable and warm.

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