Gone Viral: Rethinking Infection Vigilance in a Post-Pandemic World

The global pandemic, with its still unfolding morbidity and mortality consequences and lethal potential, has further raised the bar on already-conscientious nurses and other healthcare providers at the patient point of care. The very technology which has vastly improved patient outcomes, facilitated patient tracking and diagnosis, and greatly diminished the risk of medical error, does itself present a source of infection if not considered in the same realm as other contamination risks.