July 23, 2015
A Proper Plan: Tips for a Well-Run Healthcare Facility
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) take a toll on patients, their families, hospital staff and the bottom line, and impact the reputation of and funding for healthcare facilities. In fact, on any given day, 1 in 25 hospitalized patients, or roughly 600,000 each year, must deal with an HAI, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since pathogens in the environment are believed to contribute to some portion of HAIs, it’s crucial that every healthcare facility practices proper environmental hygiene through cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and proper hand hygiene.