Part 1: Infection control by design
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Infection control by design
March 27, 2014
About five percent of all hospital patients contract a hospital-acquired infection (HAI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates. Estimates of the direct financial costs to hospitals go as high as $45 billion annually, according to a 2009 report by the CDC.
Along with other steps, including thorough hand-washing by medical professionals, that can reduce the risk of HAIs, the design of the healthcare environment has a role to play...
Topic Area: Environmental Services
Minnesota hospital uses technology and teamwork to minimize hospital-acquired infections
Department focuses on UVC technology, air filtration to create healthy indoor environments
65-acre campus will include a 365,000-square-foot, five-story hospital with 110 private patient suites, a 28-bed emergency department
Healthcare facility managers need to take the necessary precautions to prevent patients from acquiring fungal infections
Attorney general urges providers to take proactive steps to protect against cybersecurity threats