Advertisement

Number of Health Care-Acquired Infections Decrease

November 7, 2019

Some good news for a change regarding health care acquired-infections (HAIs)—a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the incidences of three common HAIs were down in 2018.

Acute-care hospitals reported the number of C. difficile infections were down by 12% since last year, central line-associated bloodstream infections were down by 9%, and catheter-associated urinary tract infections were down by 8%. Most U.S. states (44) improved their performance for at least three HAIs between 2017 and 2018.

However, this decrease did not apply to all HAIs. There were no changes reported in the number of cases of ventilator-associated infections, surgical site infections, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) between 2017 and 2018.

Latest Articles

The Faces of Healthcare and Hospitality
June 19, 2024

The Faces of Healthcare and Hospitality

June 17, 2024 Alan Yarbrough

School Hotspots to Deep Clean During Summer Break

June 12, 2024 Conway Hui

Take Charge of Sweeping Environmental Changes

Sponsored Articles

Gym Owner Discovers a New Battery Can Make a Big Difference
May 16, 2024 Sponsored by U.S. BATTERY

Gym Owner Discovers a New Battery Can Make a Big Difference

May 16, 2024 Sponsored by TENNANT COMPANY

Illinois BSC Optimizes Labor With T7AMR Robotic Floor Scrubbers

May 16, 2024 Sponsored by TENNANT COMPANY/ORBIO 

FlagShip Facility Services Takes Flight With Robotic Floor Scrubbers

Recent News

ISSA Hosts Successful 2024 Business Growth Strategies Conference

ISSA Hosts Successful 2024 Business Growth Strategies Conference

Rare Drug-Resistant Flu Variant Detected in U.S.

Registration Opens For ISSA Show North America 2024