Improving outcomes means reducing HAIs
They impact the quality of your work and the health of the paitent.
It’s a problem for everyone involved in healthcare. You can sterilize surfaces to eliminate contact contamination. You can filter the air. Yet somehow pathogens get past your best defenses. Studies have shown that up to 30% of the contaminants that impact outcomes are airborne. Bacterial. Viral. Microbial. Slipping past HEPA and laminar flow systems, they undermine your work, your outcomes and ultimately empty your wallet
Studies show that up to 30% of hospital-acquired infections result from airborne pathogens circulating in hospital air. Airborne pathogens including methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and penicillum aspergillus are in the air even in environments considered sterile.
Canada has the highest rate of all hospital acquired infection rates in delveloped countries at 10.5% (WHO 2009). An 80% reduction in HAIs could save 8,000 lives. Reduce acquired infections by 160,000 cases and Canadians can save $3.2-$4 billion each year in healthcare spending.
The impact of HAIs is devastating.
- 1 out of 10 Canadian patients gets an infection from the hospital, equalling 200,000 people each year
- 5% die - 10,000 Canadians who acquire an infection from a hospital will die each year
- HAIs account for more deaths in Canada than car accidents, breast cancer and HIV/AIDs combined.
Coalition for Healthcare Acquired Infection Reduction (CHAIR) strongly believes that UV technology is key of reducing HAIs by 80% in the next decade. http://chaircanada.org/about/hai-reduction-roi/