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September 14, 2015

The Role of the Clinical Environment of Care in Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections

Strategies for Successful Collaboration Between Infection Prevention and Environmental Services to Target Zero HAIs

According to the CDC, about 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare acquired infection (HAI) on any given day. However, studies suggest that when infection prevention (IP) and environmental services professionals work collaboratively, rates of infection transmission, process redundancies and costs are reduced and facility outcomes and patient satisfaction are improved. Thus, there is a large opportunity for healthcare facilities to drive positive change through regular collaboration between infection prevention, environmental services, and other key pathogens.

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