Four ways to reduce healthcare-associated infections

Approximately 1 in 25 patients may encounter a dangerous infection while being treated in a healthcare facility every day

September 29, 2016

 A webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review discussed four ways to reduce healthcare-associated infections.

Approximately 1 in 25 patients may encounter a dangerous infection while being treated in a healthcare facility on any given day.

The strategies for HAI reduction included:

• Getting the patients and visitors voluntarily involved in cleaning practices by providing safe, disinfectant products within the patient's room that they can then use of their own initiative to clean parts of the care environment

• The management of fecal waste. In addition to using the proper equipment to collect and dispose of patient fecal waste, prohibit the rinsing of any bedpans or commode buckets in the patient's room or the patient's washroom

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