The Healthcare Environment Plays a Role in the Risk of Transmission

  • Surfaces near patients are often contaminated.
  • Contaminated surfaces increase the risk of transmission, either directly or through hands of healthcare workers.
  • There is a higher risk of acquiring a pathogen if the room was previously occupied by an infected/colonized patient.

HAI Impact – India

  • Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world
  • WHO found HAI figures from India “ Alarming” with a incident as high as 83%
  • No measurement and reporting process in place.
  • Based on strong evidence that transmission of healthcare associated pathogens (HAPs) is related to contamination of near patient surfaces and equipment
  • CDC issued a guidance document “Options for Evaluating Environmental Cleaning,” December 2010
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