Not a good year for infection preventionists despite increased focus on infection control.

Almost everyone will assume that healthcare organizations have taken an important step towards fighting healthcare-associated infections due to the increased focus on hygiene measures caused by the pandemic. However, a newly published study proves otherwise. 

Significant increases in central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia have been reported by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

“COVID-19 created a perfect storm for antibiotic resistance and healthcare-associated infections in healthcare settings,” said Arjun Srinivasan, MD, associate director of Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs at the CDC, in a statement. “This information emphasizes the importance of building stronger, deeper, and broader infection control resources throughout healthcare that will not only improve our ability to protect patients in future pandemics but will also improve patient care every day.”

A press release from the CDC said that these results emphasize the need for hospitals to continue reinforcing infection prevention and control practices and continually monitor and review HAI surveillance data.

“CDC will continue to invest in healthcare infection prevention, training for all healthcare providers, and ensuring healthcare facilities and partners in state and local health departments have actionable data to ensure that individuals who need healthcare during the pandemic and beyond can receive safe care” the release stated.

Read this newly published study if you want to learn more about how you can prevent healthcare-associated infections. 

Help prevent infectious diseases. If this article was valuable for you, consider sharing.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on xing
XING
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on email
Email

Read more

article

Hygiene Mentorship in your Local Hospital

With days that are never typical, nurses and nurse assistants in a medical setting are a special kind of superhero. They are motivated by passion

article

Hand hygiene is key to infection prevention

Firmly establishing hand hygiene is key to infection prevention. Unfortunately, successful implementation of hand hygiene programs can be a major challenge for hospitals. Current strategies

Copyright © 2021 sani nudge. All Rights Reserved.

Enter your information to get access to reports, studies, brochures and more.

I accept your Privacy Policy.