Collaboration is essential to tackle the challenge of Infection Prevention (IP). We all know that the pandemic put a spotlight on infection control, viruses, and hospital protocols. That said, the vital role of infection preventionists is nothing new to most of us. In this write-up, we will define the role of an IP, provide you with some eye-opening statistics, and give you three ways to partner with your IP starting today.
“Infection preventionists (IPs) are professionals who make sure healthcare workers and patients are doing all the things they should to prevent infections. Most IPs are nurses, epidemiologists, public health professionals, microbiologists, doctors, or other health professionals who work to prevent germs from spreading within healthcare facilities. They look for patterns of infection within the facility; observe practices; educate healthcare teams; advise hospital leaders and other professionals; compile infection data; develop policies and procedures; and coordinate with local and national public health agencies. “(1) They work in tandem with multiple clinical departments and clinical support departments like environmental services (EVS). Preventing infection within your facility is a team sport, some may even say it takes an army. We believe it takes strategic collaboration and planning to achieve the best possible patient outcomes and prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).
“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 25 hospitalized patients will get an infection as a result of the care they receive, and an estimated 75,000 patients will die each year. Because healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a threat to patient safety, many hospitals and healthcare facilities have made the prevention and reduction of these infections a top priority.” (1)
Here are 3 ways to partner with IP starting today.
Skytron knows the importance of infection prevention in hospitals. We also understand that keeping your facility clean and safe for your staff and patients is vital.
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