The Centers for Disease Control reports US hospitals have managed to reduce infections caused by a number of pathogens. While significant strides toward reduction in several pathogen rates is hopeful news, infection prevention leaders cannot rest until the number—for all HAIs—is 0%.
To increase your chances of winning the battle, it’s critical to stay on top of the leading technology and techniques available to combat C. Diff MRSA, pneumonia, Norovirus and other deadly infections. Here are three ways to battle hospital sterilization and disinfection:
Hospitals are incorporating smart sensors that help ensure employees are compliant with hand hygiene and cleaning protocols. The technology enables supervisors to monitor behavior, track performance, and make adjustments to increase compliance.
Doctors and nurses know IP procedures backward and forward. However, if preventing HAIs is the responsibility of everyone on staff, then all staff should be well aware in their responsibility in IP strategy.
HAIs exact great costs—in terms of human harm, and in the dollars spent to treat infections that could have been prevented with more diligent efforts. Hospital UVC disinfection has shown to be an effective, efficient and user-friendly way to target and destroy pathogens.