We've concluded that duct tape solves all problems.
Besides fixing auto parts, making rad wallets and amazing prom dresses, duct tape also helps to ward off infections.
Check it. A hospital in the midwest has found a unique way to use duct tape to control the spread of infection. Here's some sad stats for ya: Hospital acquired infections are becoming a huge public health problem, costing $30 billion per year in medical bills and causing 99,000 deaths annually.
But, the Trinity Medical Center, which includes four hospitals, is trying to change all that. They have decided to use duct to create a "red box" safe zone, which is a three-foot-square area extending from the door into a patient's room so that hospital employees can communicate with isolated patients without the need of "scrubbing up" and wasting tedious time.
By using this simple system, health care could save $110,000 a year and 2,700 hours of staff time.
That's a lot of money and time saved for something you can pick up from the 99 cent store.
Duct tape is literally saving lives, guys.
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