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July 17, 2015

Infection Prevention and Collaboration

Infection Prevention and Collaboration

According to the CDC, about 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one HAI on any given day. However, studies show collaborative working relationships between infection prevention and control and environmental services professionals can reduce rates of infection transmission, as well as improve facility outcomes, reduce redundancies in processes, improve patient, or resident, satisfaction and reduce costs. Despite these promising results, collaboration is especially challenging in long-term care facilities, for a variety of reasons