It’s no surprise that HAIs are taking a toll on U.S. healthcare. Many of these infections are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria and impact more than two million people each year. The implications for quality care – not to mention the financial and regulatory penalties for hospitals – are enormous.
The healthcare community has taken steps to combat the crisis. Most notably, the FDA, CDC and other world health organizations have provided guidelines for infection prevention and disinfection techniques. But they haven’t been enough; healthcare is still far away from being at absolute zero for HAIs.
So why is infection prevention failing?
In our new paper, “It’s Time to Reevaluate the Safety of Reusable Devices,” we try to answer that question.
Looking at some of the most vigilant and broad infection prevention approaches, there is often one high-risk area that is overlooked: reusable devices.
In our next blog, we’ll discuss why reusable devices pose major infection risks and techniques to ensure these devices help and not harm patients.
To download “It’s Time to Reevaluate the Safety of Reusable Devices,” click here below.