Thursday, September 9, 2010

Congratulations to the Community North Progressive Care Unit!

From the Community Health Care Network Newsletter:

"The North Progressive Care Unit has now gone two years without a nosocomial MRSA infection. There is no national benchmark to compare our results with but the unit had never gone more than a quarter at a time without an infection prior to the Implementation of the MRSA bundle. This bundle consists of increased compliance with hand hygiene, proper usage of personal protective equipment (contact precautions), screening all patients admitted to the unit and isolating positives right away and increased compliance with cleaning of high touch surfaces. The implementation and ownership of this bundle of practice by staff is a great safety success story."