Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs): Target Zero and How To Get There
Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) are caused by a multitude of factors related to care provision, systems and processes, economic restraints, as well as human behaviour. The biggest challenge healthcare institutions are facing in the fight against HAI’s today is the implementation of evidence-based practices, consistently built in to the daily workflow to prevent and eliminate healthcare-associated infections.
This whitepaper looks at whether the healthcare industry’s primary focus should be on ‘best practice’ or ‘technology’ when looking at creating evidence-based practices to close the gaps for improved patient safety.
Patient Safety is of critical importance; all healthcare professionals and institutions need to be working together in order to achieve this and of course everyone’s target is to achieve “zero” HAIs. To do this, organisations must make sure that the whole business, and not just specific departments or teams are effective, efficient, responsible and accountable when focusing on and contributing to patient safety.
In the whitepaper, we discuss:
- the key success factors contributing to patient safety
- best practice vs. technology
- bridging the gaps associated with improving patient safety
We discuss what organisations can do to achieve evidence-based practices, which are built in to the daily workflow to prevent and eliminate healthcare-associated infections.