Environmental Infection Prevention: Saving Lives and Saving Money
As the healthcare industry transforms itself to deal with the unprecedented changes in the marketplace, hospitals are facing increasing challenges to balance patient satisfaction with cost containment. This challenge is compounded by the growing challenge of drug-resistant hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).
Approximately 1 out of 25 patients will acquire a potentially life-threatening HAI during their hospital stay. Multiple factors contribute to this increasingly pertinent issue. Inadequate tools to address risks on-site, lack of employee engagement in the prevention process, cuts in staffing related to HAI prevention and low compliance in relevant processes including hand hygiene all play a role in this costly and dangerous issue.
Innovations in infection prevention can help hospitals take meaningful steps to prevent the spread of disease. We’ll cover research-based best practices to guide implementation of tailored infection control programs that enhance patient experience and reduce your risk.