An effective infection prevention program can cost more time than money, according to an article on the Infection Control Today website.
An initial investment toward training and a well-developed program can save funds and lives in the long run. Building a strong infrastructure is the key to a good long-standing program.
The key is to proactively manage and reduce risk associated with healthcare-acquired infections. By using the risk approach, money is saved with the decrease in antibiotic cost, decrease in cost of personal protective equipment and a decrease in needed nursing care
Every department head should be aware of what their infection prevention and control role is. Once this is understood, there should be an immediate improvement in facility process.
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