Hialeah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Combines Technology and Best Practices to Improve Infection Control Specific to C.diff
The purpose of this study is the analysis of the effectiveness of the Novaerus technology, which was implemented in the Hialeah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (HNRC). The Novaerus plasma technology is advantageous clinically and financially in skilled nursing homes like HNRC as it reduces airborne infection by denaturing viruses, bacteria, mold, odor and allergens as well as harmful contaminants including MRSA, C-Diff, Norovirus and influenza. Health-care acquired infections and their related costs, and the rising incidence of Antimicrobial resistance demonstrate the necessity of Infection control technology. The nosocomial infection rates at HNRC were compared pre and post implementation of the Novaerus technology over two parallel 90-day periods with specific attention to those of respiratory and C. Diff etiologies as well as repeat infections. The HNRC nosocomial infection rate related to respiratory etiology declined by 33% when compared over a 90-day period pre and post deployment of the Novaerus technology. The nosocomial infection rate related to C. Diff etiology declined by 100% and the repeat infection rate declined by 37.5%. Implementation of the Novaerus technology has contributed significantly to the infection control as well as quality improvement efforts at HNRC. The reduction in nosocomial infections of all etiologies will have prodigious financial and clinical benefits for HNRC.
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Regents Park Combines Technology, Best Practices to Improve Infection Control
Regents Park of Boca Raton (RPBR) implemented the Novaerus technology on July of 2013. This plasma technology mitigates airborne infections by denaturing viruses, bacteria, mold, and allergens as well as harmful contaminants including MRSA, C-Diff, Norovirus and influenza. This study compares nosocomial (facility acquired) reinfection rates at RPBR before and after the implementation of Novaerus technology. Reinfection rates were reviewed over a 90-day period.
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Page Rehabilitation and Health Center Combines Technology, Best Practices to Improve
Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) aect nearly 2 million people and add billions of dollars to healthcare costs in the U.S. every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the $45 billion annual direct cost of HAIs could be significantly reduced by as much as $31.5 billion by implementing eective infection prevention and control programs. As viruses and bacteria grow increasingly resistant to traditional medicines and infection control best practices, health care facility administrators are examining technology solutions to supplement their infection control programs. This article examines the results of a two-year study conducted at Page Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (PRHC) that compares nosocomial (facility acquired) infection rates before and after the implementation of the Novaerus infection control technology. The resulting reductions in infection rates for nosocomial infections demonstrate that other facilities can use PRHC as a model of how to eectively combine best practices with technology to reduce the likelihood of an HAI outbreak.
Click Here to read the full Research Article... Published: December 3, 2013