The Biggest Liability to Hospitals Today is dealing with HAIs and CRE
What are HAIs?
Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), also known as nosocomial infections, is an infection that is contracted from the environment or staff of a healthcare facility.
What are CRE?
CRE, which stands for Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, are a family of germs that are difficult to treat because they have high levels of resistance to antibiotics. CRE are an important emerging threat to public health.
Common Enterobacteriaceae include Klebsiella species and Escherichia coli (E. coli). These germs are found in normal human intestines (gut). Sometimes these bacteria can spread outside the gut and cause serious infections, such as urinary tract infections, bloodstream infections, wound infections, and pneumonia. Enterobacteriaceae can cause infections in people in both healthcare and community settings.
Bottom Line is, You Can Lower Your Risk
Using a comprehensive total solution to fight both HAIs and CRE is the single best way to lower the risk of this becoming an ongoing issue in your facility. With proper solutions, training, and with the right cleaning protocols, you can achieve measurable results.