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Your surgical patient, your dialysis patient, your long-term care resident, in fact, all of your patients are at risk of developing a health care acquired infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one in every 31 patients will develop an infection related to their care. As a health care worker, you too are at risk of exposure to infections. This topic will provide best practices to protect you and your patients from developing infections while in your facility.
With the surge in EMR usage, keyboards and PCs are used widely in clinical care settings. But unlike medical equipment and high-touch environmental surfaces, these IT devices are rarely subject to infection prevention standards. Studies have demonstrated that over 80% of these devices might have significant microbial contamination which may include nosocomial pathogens like vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus species (VRE). Coupled with low (40%) compliance with the CDC's guidelines on hand hygiene, these ubiquitous computers and keyboards can lead to cross-contamination of patients.
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Large retailers and employers are entering the healthcare market, reimbursements are declining, clinician resources are diminishing, and consumers are demanding access on their terms. Group practice leaders and physician network executives are not waiting for external market forces to dictate how health systems will have to change. They are taking a leading role in redefining how to compete and care for patients.