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Shocking Facts & Statistics About the Cleanliness of Hospitals

SHOCKING FACTS +STATISTICS ABOUT HOSPITALS CLEANLINESS OF HOSPITALS 2007 Study: 20 hospitals tested, over half of the surfaces that were A hospital can gain JOINT COMMISSION ACCREDITATION solely Over 1,000 species of bacteria live on the human body Hospital bugs are growing stronger. 40% of organisms are antibiotic resistant, responding only to Vancomycin supposed to be disinfected were left by looking clean untouched by cleaners **.............***....... EOMMSSION 20% of a hospital pharmacy drug budget is dedicated to treating resistant bugs COREDITATION October 1st 2008: 1 IN 20 Healthcare-associated Medicare stopped reimbursing hospitals to treat various infections infections lead to the loss of inpatients has an infection related to hospital care tens to thousands of lives and cost U.S. Healthcare System billions 56% of nurses report not believing it is important to scrub the valve clean before Administering medications into a contaminated IV or poorly disinfected valve can push organisms into the needleless connector where they can then invade the bloodstream Top reasons for infection: dirty hands and poor disinfection practices administering medications 56% OF NURSES CLABSI (Central line-associated bloodstream When inserting a catheter, improper antisepsis or disinfection and dirty hands can permit bacteria to invade the tube, causing a central line blood stream infection): Serious infection caused by germs that enter the bloodstream via tube These infections are fatal at least 12% of the time inserted into a vein 12% Hospitals should implement infection prevention best practices including hand washing, central line bundles Properly disinfecting IV devices is necessary to kill the organisms that may reside on the access port or connector and catheter hub disinfection HEALTHCARE-RELATED INFECTIONS CDC estimates Patients in intensive care units are at the greatest risk for infection 90K PEOPLE die from hospital infections per year 2M AMERICANS get hospital infections each year ICU 80,000 CASES An estimated 250,000 cases of Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) occur in all hospitals and 80,000 cases occur in intensive care units. 250,000 CASES OF CATHETER-RELATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTION Infections result from contact with contaminated HAI (Healthcare-associated infections): Infections patients acquire while getting treatment for other conditions; these can be devastating, even deadly Healthcare related hands, linens, or inadequately disinfected medical devices such as catheters and ventilators infections: Staph, MRSA, HIV, influenza, hepatitis, tuberculosis PATIENT + VISITOR PREVENTION Research the hospitals CLABSI rate Pay attention to the bandage around the area. Report if it comes off or is wet or dirty Patient should avoid touching tubing as much as possible All visitors must wash their hands before and after visit - Speak up about concerns to remind healthcare personnel to follow best infection prevention practices Keep central line and the insertion site dry use soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub Report if the area around catheter is sore, red or if patient has fever or chills Prior to any IV injection, Insist that the access port is scrubbed vigorously for a minimum 15 seconds and Search alompare or to see how your local hospitals rate allowed to dry or that the hospital use a disinfecting cap and it is always present. Don't let visitors touch catheter or tubing CAREGIVER PREVENTION Stringent infection control practices when changing the line or dressing Check line to make Ask if the central line is absolutely necessary, why, and how long it will be in place Insert the line sure its sterile to properly prevent CLABSI The caregiver must clean the IV access port before injections. These should be cleaned with 70% ALCOHOL or use of alcohol impregnated disinfection caps to reduce contamination Studies have shown alcohol impregnated disinfection caps effective in cleaning and protecting needless IV connectors without the need for scrubbing Current studies find that a sufficient scrub is at least 15 SECONDS APRIL 2011 HHS announced PfP (Partnership for Patients) to make hospital care safer, more reliable and less costly. Promised by end of 2013 Decrease instances of patients acquiring preventable conditions while in hospitals by 40% compared to 2010 Decrease preventable complications during a transition from one care setting to another, reducing number of patients who must be re-admitted to the hospital by 20% compared to 2010 MAN 20% RESOURCES • • 247.html • • • • • • -infections8.htm • Types.html • • • Hadaway, L. (2007). Intermittent intravenous administration sets: Survey of current practices. Journal of Vascular Access, 12(3), 143-147. • • 7b0-459d-b395-fb143321414a/File/APIC-CRBSI-Elimination- Guide.pdf (O'Grady, N.P., Alexander, M., Burns, L.A., Dellinger, E.P, Garland, J., Heard, S.O., .. Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. (2011). Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections, 2011. BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Ocuros Disinfecting Port Protectors

Shocking Facts & Statistics About the Cleanliness of Hospitals

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