Further information on this update is available. Synopsis There are aroundhealthcare-associated infections HAIs in Australian acute healthcare facilities each year.
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Those who access the health care system for illness or injury are expecting care and treatment, not additional illness and complications, yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 20 hospitalized patients develop an HAI. Treatment of HAIs can be difficult and may last for years, especially when the organism is resistant to multiple antibiotics.
In addition to the human burden, excess costs are incurred across the health care system and many patients and payors are no longer willing to accept these avoidable costs. Transmission of organisms that cause HAIs can occur in many ways: Programs that have been successful in reducing HAIs have made this a strategic imperative and generally focused on improving multiple interventions, such as hand hygiene, use of contact and other precautions, active screening, and robust decontamination rather than relying on a single approach.This page represents one part of a article.
The title of this part is: Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections through Hand Hygiene.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Anyone can get an infection, and almost any infection can lead to sepsis.” 1 The report indicates that people age 65 and older; those with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, lung disease, cancer, and kidney disease; the immunocompromised; and children younger than one year are at higher risk of infection and.
Consistency and streamlined processes are critical to infection control and prevention. Solutions for reducing hospital-acquired infections must be intuitive, efficient and easy to implement.
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Performing correct hand hygiene in view of the patient has anecdotally been associated with promoting patient confidence. Patient awareness and understanding of hand hygiene is an important aspect to be considered in long-term action plans. Update of the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare ( Guidelines) The National Health and Medical Research Council in collaboration with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare are updating the Guidelines.