Nearly 1.7 million healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occur each in American hospitals. Approximately 5% of patients admitted to the hospital contract on HAI.
HAIs impact not only affect patients and their health outcomes, but they also affect clinicians and they are costly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HAIs account for $28-33 million dollars in unnecessary costs each year.
While medical workstations are becoming increasingly important in healthcare delivery, they are at risk of becoming a vehicle for the transmission of infection between patients and staff. Fight HAIs with this workstation cleaning guide infographic.