If no changes are made, 10 million people
per year are expected to die from drug-resistant infections by the year 2050, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Hospitals are meant to lead people along a path to healing, but at what point does the risk become too great? Already, HAIs are becoming increasingly common every year and sometimes result in patient deaths. The unfortunate reality is many times, resistant infections are acquired inside the hospital during treatment via cross-contamination. While many hospitals have taken action by implementing rigorous bedside cleaning standards, methods like sanitizing wipes and chemical sprays have proven to be ineffective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.