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Healthy+People+example - 1 Reducing CLABSI is really...

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Name: Glorian Persaud Topic: Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) New Topic: Yes Why this topic is important: HAIs are the most common complication of hospital care. Prevention practices can lead to a 70 percent reduction in certain HAIs and is estimated to be $25.0 billion to $31.5 billion in medical cost savings Goal: Prevent, reduce, and ultimately eliminate HAIs. Objectives: HAI-1: Reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). HAI-2: Reduce invasive healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections Which objectives (up to three) do you think are the most important and why?
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Reducing CLABSI is really important because they tend to be infections that are very difficult and expensive to treat. They also often require treatment that extends stays in hospitals which incurs higher costs as well 1 . 2. Preventing MRSA infections is really important because of the high cost of the antibiotics used to treat those types of bacteria. It is particularly important to prevent transmission in hospitals due to the high volume of patients that can be exposed to the pathogen 2 . 1 http://www.cdc.gov/features/vitalsigns/hai/ 2 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10081667...
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course PUBLIC HEA 232 taught by Professor Berger during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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