HPN’s annual infection prevention buyer’s guide details some of today’s preferred products and services designed to keep patients and healthcare workers protected against HAIs.
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Prepare yourself against new and emerging antibiotic resistant pathogens, such as the ESKAPE bacteria. Learn how to select the right disinfectant to combat these pathogens, and how to prepare your facility against these dangerous drug-resistant strains. With fewer effective treatments available against these pathogens, preventing infection is key.
Steps can be taken to control and prevent HAIs in a variety of settings. Research shows that when healthcare facilities, care teams, and individual doctors and nurses, are aware of infection problems and take specific steps to prevent them, rates of some targeted HAIs (e.g., CLABSI) can decrease by more than 70 percent.
fewer central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) occurred between 2008 and 2016. This progress reflects outstanding collaborative efforts among healthcare providers, supported by national prevention efforts led by CDC, state health departments, AHRQ, CUSP, CMS, quality improvement networks and organizations and hospital engagement networks.
of Clostridium difficile Infections (CDIs) were hospital-onset events while the remaining are community-related. Community-associated CDI may be increasing, even after accounting for more sensitive testing, and at the very least it is not decreasing at the same rate as inpatient healthcare-associated CDI.
of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia events occur in the community compared to 17% of hospital-onset cases. There has been little or no decline in community-associated MRSA bacteremia, suggesting a need for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary community-based public health approach to prevention of invasive infections caused by this common skin organism that can transmit in communities.
fewer surgical site infections (SSIs) were reported between 2008 and 2014
of catheter-related urinary tract infections (CAUTI) among hospital patients develop in the ward and 48% happen in the intensive care unit (ICU). After some early lack of progress, there have been declines in CAUTIs over the past few years.
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Healthcare-associated Infections in the United States, 2006-2016.