An HAI is a pretty common occurrence sadly, and they can be horrific and deadly.
Healthcare Associated Infections can occur whether we simply visit our primary care physician, have an injection, or have a major surgery. According to the Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, the majority of HAIs are UTIs, surgery-related, bloodstream-related, or pneumonia. The CDC notes that C. diff is pretty damn common as well.
I'll add that it feels like death from the inside out and has lasting effects.
|At least, I finally got my first grown-up IV out of the way|
There are things that we can do as patients, as well, to keep ourselves safe:
This is one of the most amazing and sweetest families I know. For this to happen to them is incredibly hard to watch. There's a GoFundMe for those of you who can help here.