To combat the alarming 5 percent of all hospital stays that result in readmission due to conditions acquired in health care facilities, all staff and contractors should be well educated on how to minimize the spread of fatal infections. Health care-associated infections, which are widely seen as preventable and often caused by unsatisfactory hospital conditions […]
Everyone inside healthcare is focused on controlling costs, especially since penalties are seriously impacting CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) reimbursements to hospitals. Hospitals are not faced with CMS participation payments when treating patients who develop a hospital-acquired infection (HAI). According to recent research, hospitals are already negative $1,100 for every patient as soon […]
Eight steps for keeping spaces clean and free of patient dangers Environmental services (ES) technicians play a critical role in today’s hospitals. Their previous focus on keeping a health care facility clean is only a limited view of how important the ES team is to the mission of the entire facility. With the emergence […]
Healthcare facilities have constant activity due to contractor employees performing necessary work. This includes elevator technicians, painters, flooring contractors, plumbers, electricians and more, all without functional knowledge of how their work can negatively affect an immune-compromised patient. More than 50 percent of all Aspergillus, spp.-related hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), are contracted due to common molds attached […]
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than half of infection outbreaks caused by the common mold, Aspergillus spp., are associated with construction and maintenance activities in hospitals. The CDC also estimates that five percent of all hospital admissions result in infections that patients acquire while receiving treatment for other conditions. […]
Healthcare facilities are continuously filled with contractor employees performing necessary work. This includes elevator technicians, painters, flooring contractors, plumbers, electricians and more – all without functional knowledge of how their work can negatively affect an immune-compromised patient. More than 50 percent of all Aspergillus, spp. related hospital acquired infections (HAIs), which are contracted due to […]
Hospitals are changing how they clean their rooms as concerns rise about the spread of dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in medical facilities. Read ICU co-founder Thom Wellington’s response to construction-related HAIs in the full article, published on Healthline.com.
In this episode of the Surviving Healthcare podcast, you’ll hear about the alarming number of incidences of hospital acquired infections (HAI) and how many can be prevented. My guests for this discussion are Thom Wellington and Tom Sears, the entrepreneurs who recently founded Infection Control University (ICU), a company that seeks to train hospital employees […]