On any given day, approximately 1 in 25 U.S.
The CDC has released two new reports that detail national estimates of HAIs and report on national and state-specific progress toward preventing HAIs.
In this slide show, Deb Custer, BSN, RN, CIC, senior infection prevention officer at Metro Health Hospital, explores partnering direct patient-care staff with infection preventionists for best patient outcomes.
Infection Control Today invited infection preventionists to tell us about their experiences with boosting and maintaining compliance with infection prevention principles and best practices.
U.S. hospital intensive care units (ICUs) show uneven compliance with infection prevention policies, according to a study in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
Healthcare professionals around the country are rallying to reduce infection rates by promoting sustained behaviors, fostering a shared sense of purpose and empowering individuals to make a difference at every level of care. The new initiative, called OneTogether: The Power of Small Actions, aims to reduce the incidence of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) by increasing awareness of how the small, individual actions of every healthcare worker can have a profound influence on patient health and safety. While no one can discount the benefits of modern science, some of the most significant advances in human health have as much to do with human behavior as they do with technology. And OneTogether seeks to harness the power of people to further reduce HAIs.
By Alicia Canales