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7ReducingInfectionBytheNumbersConcordHospitalscarefulattentiontopreventingpatientsfromcontractinginfectionsduringtreatmentiskeepinginfectionratesverylowoftendramaticallylowerthannationalaveragesandprovidingasaferenvironmentforourpatients.Centrallinebloodstreaminectionscanoccurwhenatubecatheterisplacedinalargeveinonapatientsbody.OHosia-wideaewas0.88beowhenaionaaveageaeof0.9.Amongnon-intensivecarepatientsourratewas0.48halthenationalaveragerateo0.9.Oaefoinayacinfecionsfonon-inensivecaeaienswas0.99beowhenaionaaeof1.5.Noneofoaienshaveexeiencedveniao-eaednemoniainmoehanwoyeas.ConcodHosiaisoaciveyaiciainginahee-saeeooedceCosidimdicieinfecionaesby20ecen.Theseinectionswhicharenotuncommoninhospitalsnationwidemainlyaecttheelderlyorpatientsundergoingprolongedtreatmentwithantibioticsandarecausedbycontactwithcontaminateditems.Somethingassimpleaswashinghandsrequentlyandthoroughlyisacrucialpartoanyhospitalsgoalopreventingtheirpatientsromcontractinginections.Weareproudtoreporta98ecencomianceaefooehandhygienecomaedoasaewidecomianceaeof88ecen.Jan-Sept2012HospitalinfectionratesarecalculatedusingtheNationalHealthcareSafetyNetworkformulabasedonthenumberofcatheterorlinedays.Thatgureiscomprisedofthenumberofpatientsreceivingtreatmentthroughacathetermultipliedbythenumberofdaysoftreatment.Theinfectionrateequalsthenumberofinfectionsdividedbynumberofcatheterorlinedaysmultipliedby1000.2012CONCOrDHOSpItAlANNuAlrEpOrtJodyCaseRNDirectoroCriticalCareServicesLyndaCaineRNInectionPreventionOfcer