Resolve to Defeat HAIs in 2017
We are already two weeks into 2017, but it’s not too late to define your New Year’s resolutions. What better way to ensure a fruitful and healthy new year than continuing on the course to eliminate harmful HAIs?
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released new goals for combatting HAIs. This year’s goals mark the continuation of a decade-long initiative to significantly reduce hospital-acquired illnesses by the year 2020.
In the spirit of the New Year, following are a few of the Department of Health’s HAI Resolutions:
- Reduce facility-onset MRSA infections by 50%.
- Reduce Clostridium difficile infections by 30%.
- Reduce Clostridium difficile hospitalizations by 30%.
- Reduce surgical site infections by 30%.
- Reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) by 50%.
As the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services highlights, these goals are ambitious. However, with our renewed commitment and dedicated efforts, achieving them is possible. A critical aspect in doing so is adopting whole room disinfection strategies that raise the standard for efficacy, affordability and overall value.
If adopting a whole room disinfection system is on your list of 2017 To Dos, make sure you identify a system that requires zero tradeoffs between efficacy, affordability and feasibility.
Our Halo Disinfection System® is EPA-validated to kill 99.9999% of C. diff in healthcare settings. In order to prevent HAIs from occurring, nothing less than a 6-log kill rate will do. However, efficacy alone is not enough. In order to fully support your hospital and its patients, efficacy must be augmented by system affordability and practicality. That’s why we pair our market-leading effectiveness with low costs of ownership and operation, resulting in an overall value that is virtually unmatched.
Is defeating HAIs on the top of your list of resolutions? We can help you get there.