other charges to cover the money that was lost from the infections. It will also allow staff to focus on the other medical problems of patients, instead of spending time treating HAIs. Furthermore, it will also prevent the health care facility from prescribing constant doses of antibiotics to a patient for treatment purposes which can help lessen the appearance of antibiotic
DP-4 resistant bacteria. Our best defense against infections is still hot water and soap when we have amazing technology. It is very important that the focus should be on the greater good instead of constantly on profit, because it is wasting time and money that costs millions of lives (Stone, Hassan, & Quiros, 2007). Compliance with Policy Reducing infection rates is a policy at many facilities. However, infections rates continue to climb. Ethically, the entire community has a responsibility to ensure that safety is the priority. If we do not take the steps to implement a new law now that patients will continue to contract these diseases and develop complications or even die. As we know the problem, we cannot allow more patients to suffer without taking any actions. It cannot be stressed enough that everyone has responsibility for patient safety (Pfoh, Dy, & Engineer, 2013). Even licensing boards are responsible for patient safety. Physicians should always take precautions to protect the patient in any cases. Physicians who don’t have practice good hand hygiene are not taking necessary precautions to protect their patients. Perhaps it is time for the licensing board to take action and discipline doctors with high infection rates. Health care experts must know what legal risks are before signing an agreement. They must also confirm that the contractor’s course of action has met lawful ethics to be legal. Health care professionals must
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