The Importance of Infection Control
Developing a comprehensive environmental compliance infection and quality control strategy is vital. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are contracted by patients in healthcare facilities while they are receiving treatment for another condition. About 1 in 25 or 2 million patients develops an infection related to hospital care, causing serious medical, emotional and financial consequences. HAIs are responsible for approximately 100,000 deaths in the United States and cost the healthcare system billions of dollars annually. *
Airborne impurities in the environment are believed to be the major source for HAIs. Reducing pathogens in the air not only reduces airborne transmission, but it also reduces surface contamination. If your healthcare facility does not have the staff to properly test, inspect and remediate critical functional spaces and related systems, partner with CEPro to help protect patients and personnel. For a low investment and high return, CEPro facilitates or assists in managing your infection control process.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals added numerous negative pressure isolation rooms for contagious patients. Such rooms are designed to prevent contaminants and viruses from airborne infectious diseases from spreading throughout the facility. CEPro worked with more than 50% of the hospitals in Chicago to build isolation rooms or convert existing rooms to help prevent the migration of the airborne COVID virus.
* Source: https://health.gov/our-work/health-care-quality/health-care-associated-infections