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Important Information about MRSA. Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Health Care Associated Infections. Presented by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Please watch this excellent presentation about MRSA (Flash enabled). Click here.

Important Information!
Please take a few minutes and review this information: Community Acquired Infections and Healthcare Acquired Infections cause HIGHER INSURANCE PREMIUMS which comes out of everyone’s pocket! This isn’t fair to the TAXPAYERS, your families or your friends.

In fact, one of my colleagues thinks that if an EPIDEMIOLOGIST, Infectious Disease Specialist or Environmental Services specialist has knowledge of a known infection and does nothing about it, that they should be Criminally Prosecuted for Negligence! With our litigious society, this could happen!Therefore it is your duty to do something. If this information is not of use to you, then please pass it on to someone who might care.

This is the Flu season, and the CDC statistics are showing that Indiana’s numbers are rising. a fact that is reported by the CDC and can be avoided with appropriate disinfection.

The Halo Fogger is effective at killing 99.9999% of all Colony Forming Units  (CFU’s) off of all hard surfaces without damaging equipment

I have attached some research information to help validate the importance of addressing Hospital and Community acquired infections. It is one of the leading causes of revenue loss for facilities. Insurances such as Medicaid and other healthcare providers no longer reimburse for ​Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC’s). There is also another initiative known as HCAPS, this addresses customer satisfaction. This proposal keeps 10% of the allowed reimbursement until the end of the year. At the end of the year, the facilities are audited for compliance and if they do not meet the criteria, they don’t get that money back. This usually results in decreasing the staff, which also reduces patient care.

(U.S.A.gov, 2015)The CDC healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevalence survey  provides an updated national estimate of the overall problem of HAIs in U.S. hospitals. Based on a large sample of U.S. acute care hospitals, the survey found that on any given day, about 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. There were an estimated 722,000 HAIs in U.S acute care hospitals in 2011. About 75,000 hospital patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations. More than half of all HAIs occurred outside of the intensive care unit.

Estimates of Healthcare-Associated Infections Occurring in Acute Care Hospitals in the United States, 2011

Major Site of Infection Estimated No.
Pneumonia 157,500
Gastrointestinal Illness 123,100
Urinary Tract Infections 93,300
Primary Bloodstream Infections 71,900
Surgical site infections from any inpatient surgery 157,500
Other types of infections 118,500
Estimated total number of infections in hospitals

I don’t know if this or any other information would be useful to you, but I am available if needed. If know of someone with a MOLD (FUNGI) or infection problem, I urge you to get this information to them quickly. It Might Save A Life! Best, Bonnie