Healthcare Associated Infections Know No Boundaries: A View Across the Continuum of Care
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI’s) account for at least 722,000 infections in US acute care hospitals annually, resulting in roughly 75,000 deaths. More than half of these HAI’s occur outside of the traditional intensive care unit setting. One in twenty-five hospitalized patients will contract a preventable Healthcare Associated Infection1. Given the advances of modern medicine, these infections can be prevented through strict adherence with evidence-based practices and executive championship for reducing HAI’s.
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