In keeping with its commitment to patient safety and transparency, RVH began posting its rates for the most common hospital-associated infections in May, 2008.
What Indicator is Being Reported and When?
|Click on an indicator for more information||Reporting Frequency|
|Clostridium difficile (C.Diff)||Quarterly|
|Central-Line Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLI)||Quarterly|
|Hand Hygiene Compliance||Quarterly|
|Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR)||Quarterly|
|Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)||Quarterly|
|Surgical Site Infection (SSI)||Quarterly|
|Surgical Safety Checklist (SSCL)||Quarterly|
|Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)||Quarterly|
|Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (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:
- Environmental cleaning
- Sterilization of equipment
- Single use of supplies
- Personal Protective Equipment Education
- Additional isolation precautions