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Measuring the Impact of Patient Safety Events

Measuring and tracking patient safety events can have a meaningful impact in making care safer and reducing costs through the prevention of healthcare-acquired conditions (HACs).

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How to Reduce Healthcare Acquired Conditions

 

Implementing an effective reduction program for healthcare acquired conditions is essential for improving infection control and patient outcomes. Read on to learn strategies your organization can take to a proactive approach toward HAC prevention.

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Reduce HAIs by Using Checklists in Healthcare

Preventing healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) is an important goal for any healthcare organization to improve patient safety. A healthcare-acquired infection (HAI) is an infection that a patient contracts while receiving treatment for another medical or surgical condition. (1) One simple way to prevent HAIs is by using checklists in healthcare.

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Precautions for Infection Control and Prevention in the Post-COVID Era

Each year, the global community becomes more aware of how important it is to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious diseases. As we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, new pathogens are emerging every day and evolving to resist treatments. This is in addition to the frequent threat of preventable harm that patients already face when being treated in a hospital. 

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Proactive Infection Prevention in Healthcare

According to the CDC, HAIs are contracted by an estimated 1.7 million patients annually and are responsible for 99,000 deaths each year in the U.S. (1) All patients are at risk of contracting a healthcare-acquired infection (HAI) while being treated for another medical or surgical condition. (2)
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10 Things for CFOs to Know About Healthcare Acquired Infections

Healthcare acquired infections cost billions of dollars in added expenses to the healthcare system each year. (1) With the healthcare industry’s movement towards value-based care, healthcare CFOs are taking a closer look at their organizations’ infection rates to identify opportunities for infection control and prevention.

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Tackling the Challenge of Hand Hygiene and Infection Control

The Center for Disease Control estimates that on any given day, 1 in 31 hospital patients has an HAI or healthcare-associated infection. (1) Up to 70 percent of these infections could be prevented if health care workers followed recommended protocols, including hand hygiene and infection control. (2)

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Reducing HAIs Through A Healthcare Reporting System

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 31 hospital patients has an HAI on any given day. (1) Although many HAIs are preventable, their high prevalence leads to harmful effects on patients’ physical, mental, and financial health—and cost billions of dollars in added expenses to the healthcare system.

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5 Steps for Infection Control in Nursing Homes

Over 1.3 million Americans are admitted to or reside in nursing homes each year. (1) Like patients in acute care facilities, nursing home residents are at risk for acquiring healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which can cause discomfort and pain for residents and can have significant adverse consequences.

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A Data Informed Approach to Infection Control

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting millions of people across the world, infection control is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. And considering the rise of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in recent years, we are now in critical need of a data-informed approach towards infection prevention and control. 

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