Publicly Reported Indicators:

In keeping with its commitment to patient safety and transparency, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre began posting its rates for the most common hospital-associated infections in May, 2008. Please click on the indicator below for the most current data.

What indicator is being reported and when?

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) - monthly
Central Line Infection (CLI) - quarterly
Hand Hygiene Compliance - annually
Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR) - annually
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) - quarterly
Surgical Site Infection (SSI) - quarterly
Surgical Safety Checklist (SSCL) - bi-annually
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) - quarterly
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) - quarterly


How do we control the spread of these infections?
The Infection Prevention and Control Department is responsible for working with employees, visitors and patients to minimize hospital-acquired infections. To control the spread of these infections, we use routine practices such as:
 Hand washing
 Environmental Cleaning
 Sterilization of equipment
 Single use of supplies
 Personal Protective Equipment
 Education, and
 Additional isolation precautions