Navigation Links
Virginia Hospitals Reduce Infections 41%
Date:6/23/2011

RICHMOND, Va., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four hospitals serving Virginia patients reduced healthcare-acquired infection rates (HAIs) a collective 41 percent within 90 days, resulting in savings of $1.2 million in additional costs to the health care delivery system. Adding a persistent action plan to existing federal hand washing protocols, these hospitals improved patient safety and quality, reported 59 fewer infections and reduced patient length-of-stay and unnecessary readmissions.

VHHA Services, a subsidiary of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, coordinated a study among the four hospitals to determine if adding a persistent hand sanitizing lotion and a persistent surface disinfectant to current practices reduces HAI rates. The products, developed by Germ Pro Products, Inc., offer continual, long-acting (persistent) effects that kill germs on hands for four hours and on surfaces for up to 28 days.

Health care workers at the four hospitals were instructed to apply Germ Pro Hand Sanitizing Lotion at the start of their workday and reapply every four hours. They were told to continue washing their hands or using an alcohol sanitizer as recommended in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Hand Hygiene Guidelines. Environmental Services employees were instructed to apply the surface disinfectant to "touch points" only. Rooms were disinfected after patient discharges and common hospital areas were treated monthly. No capital investment was required by the participating hospitals.

The study ran three months and compared HAI rates during the study to the three months prior to the study period. After the three-month trial period, results showed an average of 41.5 percent fewer infections per 1,000 patient days. Individual hospitals reduced infections 29.4 percent, 32.4 percent, 50 percent and 54.2 percent respectively.

The CDC estimates the average cost of an HAI is $20,549, which results in a cost savings est
'/>"/>

SOURCE Virginia Hospital Shared Services Corporation
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. MinuteClinic Forms Strategic Affiliation With Inova Health System in Northern Virginia
2. Southern Home Medical Equipment Engages Northern Virginia Based Waterford Holdings Group to Evaluate and Consider Acquisition Candidates in the Mid-Atlantic Area
3. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with First Lady of Virginia Marks Expansion of Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL, Inc.)
4. EDC Functionality, Ease of Data Entry, and Access to Data All Factors in University of Virginia Cancer Centers Selection of the OnCore Clinical Research Management System
5. Virginian-Pilot Story Misleads Readers on USDA Inspection Report for PLRS
6. Free Prostate Screenings Offered at Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center
7. Oral Cancer Foundation Donates Screening Devices to West Virginia Free Clinics
8. Care to Care Licensed to Manage High-cost Radiology in Virginia
9. CVS/pharmacy to Provide H1N1 Vaccinations in Massachusetts, Virginia and Orange County, California
10. University of Virginia Acquires New Elekta Technology to Expand Patient Groups That Could Benefit From Gamma Knife Surgery
11. Infant Formula Company Teams With the University of Virginia Pediatrics Department to Conduct Clinical Studies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/23/2014)... Nov. 23, 2014  Aurobindo Pharma USA ... Capsules, USP 300 mg 100-count bottles to the consumer ... some empty capsules. Empty capsules could result ... consequences that could range from no effect, short term ... epilepticus (long period seizures) that could be life-threatening. Aurobindo ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... 2014  New data demonstrates that flibanserin, a novel, ... of female sexual dysfunction, Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD), ... in premenopausal women when taken at bedtime. The data ... North America,s (SMSNA) 20th Annual Fall ... SMSNA accepted this study as a late ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... , 21 de noviembre de 2014  BioClinica®, ... clínicos externalizados y tecnologías eClinical, ha indicado un ... ,seguimiento inteligente, para el seguimiento basado en el ... amplía el concepto del seguimiento basado en el ... las visitas de seguimiento o cambio de los ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Northstar Label Gabapentin Capsules, USP 300 mg Due to Complaints of Empty Capsules 2Study on Efficacy and Sedation-Related Safety of Flibanserin in Premenopausal Women Released Today at Sexual Medicine Society of North America Meeting 2Study on Efficacy and Sedation-Related Safety of Flibanserin in Premenopausal Women Released Today at Sexual Medicine Society of North America Meeting 3El 'seguimiento inteligente' consigue un excelente momento 2El 'seguimiento inteligente' consigue un excelente momento 3
(Date:11/24/2014)... 24, 2014 The Healthy Skin Care ... of affordable skin care products, recently announced its launch. ... readers a wide variety of articles, tips, and evaluations ... organic skincare alternatives. , According to Emily Lataille, the ... content includes thoroughly researched reviews, tips for the skin, ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... Residents of retirement communities in Ohio ... SENIORS GOT TALENT, an annual online talent competition and ... to classic crooners, to seniors partying on a “night ... indeed living young. , “SENIORS GOT TALENT, while still ... prize, has always been about highlighting the vibrancy of ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... 2014 SWAccessControl.com has recently released ... matter of fact, the company is a leading online supplier ... magnetic locks are available at discounted prices, up to 30% ... of magnetic locks. This time, all of our items are ... home and abroad, so I have confidence in our fresh ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... November 24, 2014 Gersowitz Libo & Korek, ... has received national Tier recognition in the 2015 Edition of ... tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice ... to receive this honor and especially grateful to our clients ... honor and ranking possible,” said Jeff S. Korek, senior partner ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... For the coming special Friday, Tidebuy, a ... great promotion for many products, especially the beautiful colored ... best choice with amazing discounts, up to 90% off. ... It is easy to buy colored wedding dresses in ... is also famous for delicate craftsmanship, elegant style and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Skin Care Advice Blog The Healthy Skin Care Journal Now Accessible to the Public 2Health News:Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Retirement Communities Enter Seniors Guide's Seniors Got Talent 2Health News:Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Retirement Communities Enter Seniors Guide's Seniors Got Talent 3Health News:SWAccessControl.com Is Happy To Release New Range Of Magnetic Locks 2Health News:U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Names Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. a 2015 Tier 1 Ranking Firm 2Health News:Beautiful Wedding Dresses Available at Popular B2C Company Tidebuy 2
... WASHINGTON The omega-3 essential fatty acids commonly ... avoid sensory overload, according to research published by ... omega-3s to the information-processing problems found in people ... Huntington,s disease; and other afflictions of the nervous ...
... Coalition ... ... months, members of Congress have debated the best ways to rein in runaway costs while ... the ongoing discussion includes how to ensure patients equal access to a full range of ...
... link has been found, , WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) ... food poisoning and the stomach pain and diarrhea that result ... infections. , Researchers have found the same strains of the ... with the infections. , There,s no evidence that the ...
... ... Stress Reduction Therapy or NSRTSM is found very effective in the alleviation of symptoms ... wide array of skin conditions. Currently over 300 practices throughout the country are ... , ...
... Age should not be determining factor for use, expert says, ... heart failure are much less likely to die when they ... The study included 4,685 people, ages 65 to 85, who ... fraction (a measure of the heart,s pumping ability) of 35 ...
... also at all-time low, government report shows, , WEDNESDAY, Dec. ... States has reached almost 78 years, a record high, federal ... can expect to live to 80.4 years on average and ... U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. , But ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New study links DHA type of omega-3 to better nervous-system function 2Health News:Coalition for Patients' Rights: Access to Broad Range of Health Care Providers Critical to Lowering Costs 2Health News:Coalition for Patients' Rights: Access to Broad Range of Health Care Providers Critical to Lowering Costs 3Health News:Coalition for Patients' Rights: Access to Broad Range of Health Care Providers Critical to Lowering Costs 4Health News:Coalition for Patients' Rights: Access to Broad Range of Health Care Providers Critical to Lowering Costs 5Health News:Foodborne E. Coli Suspected in Urinary Tract Infections 2Health News:Foodborne E. Coli Suspected in Urinary Tract Infections 3Health News:BioVeda Health and Wellness Center of Chanhassen, MN Announces Its Grand Opening 2Health News:BioVeda Health and Wellness Center of Chanhassen, MN Announces Its Grand Opening 3Health News:BioVeda Health and Wellness Center of Chanhassen, MN Announces Its Grand Opening 4Health News:BioVeda Health and Wellness Center of Chanhassen, MN Announces Its Grand Opening 5Health News:Implanted Defibrillator Might Extend Life 2Health News: Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High 2Health News: Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High 3
Single-Piece PMMA IOLs for the replacement of the human crystalline lens in the visual correction of aphakia....
Single-Piece PMMA Intraocular Lenses....
Hydrophobic Acrylic Intraocular Lens (Refractive and Bifocal). Anterior Chamber Lens....
STABIBAG Hydrophilic Acrylic Lens....
Medicine Products: