DPAC Ask An Expert: Dr. Pamela Allweiss MD, MPH- Risk of Virus Transmission in Healthcare Settings Due to Diabetes Supplies
Dr. Pamela Allweiss, MD, MPH, Medical Officer for the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined DPAC in January to discuss the risks of virus transmission in healthcare settings (hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities) in the United States.
Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a serious threat to even the healthiest patients; people with diabetes are at higher risk than the general population. Did you know that there have been recent outbreaks of Hepatitis B in healthcare settings because of improper infection protocol and diabetes supplies?
During this presentation, you will learn more about why this is happening in our healthcare system, listen to questions posed at the live event, and discover how you can mitigate these risks and ways to engage your state policymakers to enforce infection control protocols.