Hospital-Acquired Infections

There used to be a time when a certain amount of hospital-acquired infections were expected and accepted in the healthcare industry. Now, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is taking proactive measures to change that attitude and to prevent and reduce the number of hospital-acquired infections on its campus. And, as these infections decline, Nationwide Children’s is committed to maintaining these improvements through additional initiatives. Dennis Cunningham, MD, Medical Director of Epidemiology and Jodi Vinsel, Program Director of Epidemiology, specifically discuss how Nationwide Children’s Hospital is working to reduce five key infections: catheter-associated blood stream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, surgical site infections and various respiratory infections.

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