Preventing Infections in the NICU

This information is useful for children
A caregiver holds a newborn's hand in the NICU--preventing infections in the NICU is an important concern

Antibiotic resistance is on the rise in the United States, and, with it, the increased risk of serious infections in hospitals. Unfortunately, infections and antimicrobial resistance pose a profound threat to some of the hospital’s most vulnerable inpatients—newborns. Many patients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are premature and their immune systems are weak, so we take extra care to protect them.

We keep a detailed database of types of infections, tracking the latest trends and the newest strains. As a result, we're able to use antibiotics in a targeted way.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.