Why refocus? Consider this: hospitals are starting out in the red as soon as a patient is registered due to health care-acquired infection (HAI) costs. Based on the cost data from extensive research by Lynn White, M.D., hospitals are looking at a surcharge of $1,100 per patient before they even get to their room. Nearly […]
Maintaining air and water quality OR humidity levels are also critical. Steve Ulm, director of marketing, SEMCO LLC, says keeping relative humidity levels below 60 percent decreases risk of HAI. SEMCO’s award-winning Ascendant allows facilities to achieve that goal. “The ASCENDANT can provide humidity levels of 30 percent or lower and it does so saving […]
Many health care administrators and infection prevention wonder if UV-E light technology is an expensive gimmick or if it is a necessary device for improving outcomes and aiding in reducing health care-acquired infections (HAls). Many UV—C disinfection poducb look more like robot character from a “star Wars” movie than a piece of lifesaving medical equipment, […]
Despite CDC recommendations, there is no law requiring infection prevention training for any construction worker or other vendor working in a health care facility.