A recent study has identified that transmission of hepatitis is possible even when using sterile needles and syringes. MLMIC encourages all medical professionals to remain vigilant with use of proper technique for the administration of injectable medications.
From 2014 to 2017, reductions of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) helped to prevent roughly 20,500 hospital deaths and saved the healthcare industry $7.7 billion in costs.
According to new data, hospital-acquired condition reduction efforts resulted in an 8% decrease in events, $2.9 billion in savings and the prevention of about 8,000 deaths.
Infection transmission in healthcare facilities is strongly associated with poor hand hygiene. Starting this year, CMS surveyors will issue citations when they observe any ambulatory surgery center employee failing to follow proper hand hygiene protocol.