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Each year antibiotic-resistant infections affect around 2 million Americans and roughly 23,000 people die from these infections, but a new type of wearable technology may help in the fight against superbugs.
The Doctors note that one of the easiest ways to transmit superbugs in a healthcare setting is contamination from doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers, and often this may be due to the clothing they are wearing. ER physician Dr. Travis Stork shares during medical school he was required to wear a suit and tie while on rounds, which looking back, he says posed a risk due to his tie possibly coming into contact with patients and equipment.
Now, many medical professionals are wearing scrubs made from anti-microbial properties, with some of them containing silver, which is anti-bacterial. These bug-resistant scrubs also dry faster than other types of clothing, which can help stop the spread of possibly harmful bacteria. The panel applauds the use of these types of clothing for medical staff explaining they should cut down on infection and bug transmission.
As always, especially in recent months, The Doctors stress the importance of washing your hands before and after entering any type of healthcare environment, and avoiding touching your face, and wearing a facemask.
Find out how to ensure you are washing your hands properly and also learn tips on how to keep them drying out from dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra.