Impact Facts on Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs)

Together with our customers, we help make the world cleaner, safer and healthier, protecting people and vital resources. We work to address global trends and improve quality of life for people everywhere – demonstrated by these facts that capture the estimated annual impact we aim to make.

 

 

 

Fact: We work to help hospitals save as many as 2,600 lives each year by reducing the risk of HAIs.

 

CALCULATION
Total lives saved for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection (MRSA) combined using our hand hygiene and environmental hygiene programs = 2618/year (1132 CDI + 1486 MRSA)

Fact: We work to help hospitals reduce the risk of HAIs for as many as 10,000 people each year.

 

CALCULATION
Total HAIs prevented (Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection (MRSA)) combined using our hand hygiene and environmental hygiene programs = 10,853/year (7078 MRSA + 3775 CDI)

SUBSTANTIATION

CDI Environmental Hygiene program:

  • 302,000 healthcare associated Clostridium difficile infections per year (both acute and long-term care)
  • 5000 hospitals plus 15,000 nursing homes (2010)=15.1 infections per facility per year (302,000 x .20)
  • If we are in 5000 hospitals we are impacting 75,500 CDI infections per year. 
  • If we prevent 5% we will prevent 3775 infections per year.

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) 

Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC)

New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)

 

CDI mortality is 6-30% 
Hota, S. S., Achonu, C., Crowcroft, N. S., Harvey, B. J., Lauwers, A., & Gardam, M. A. (2012). Determining Mortality Rates Attributable to Clostridium difficile Infection. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(2), 305-307.

1132 deaths avoided per year (3775 x .30)

 

MRSA, Hand Hygiene and Environmental Hygiene programs:

14,156 Healthcare onset invasive MRSA infections per year in US. 
Malani PN. National Burden of Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection. JAMA. 2014;311(14):1438–1439. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.1666  

Improved hand hygiene compliance has been demonstrated to reduce MRSA infection by 50% in US.
World Health Organization Table: Key studies assessing the effect of hand hygiene interventions on MDROs’ transmission and/or infection  

MRSA acquisition has been shown to decrease by half when cleaning improved from 42% to 72% using DAZO in an Ecolab-like program
Datta R, Platt R, Yokoe DS, Huang SS. Environmental cleaning intervention and risk of acquiring multi-drug resistant organisms from prior room occupants. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(6):491-494.
7078 MRSA infections avoided by Hand Hygiene compliance program (14,145 x .50)

In hospital all-cause mortality associated with MRSA is 21% 
Dantes R, Mu Y, Belflower R, Aragon D, Dumyati G, Harrison LH, Lessa FC, Lynfield R, Nadle J, Petit S, Ray SM, Schaffner W, Townes J, Fridkin S, . National Burden of Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections, United States, 2011. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(21):1970–1978.

1486 deaths avoided using Hand Hygiene Compliance program (7078 x .21)

 

 

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