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June 23, 2015

Hospital Infection Preventionists May Spend More Time Collecting Data than Protecting Patients

Hospital Infection Preventionists May Spend More Time Collecting Data than Protecting Patients

Collecting and reporting hospital infection data to federal health agencies takes more than five hours each day, at the expense of time needed to ensure that frontline healthcare personnel are adhering to basic infection prevention practices such as hand hygiene, according to a recent case study, to be presented on June 27 at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2015/06/hospital-infection-preventionists-may-spend-more-time-collecting-data-than-protecting-patients.aspx

Infection Control Today