Preventing the spread of hospital-acquired infections is an important way that PHC is committed to improvingpatient and staff safety.
PHC Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) is proud to present the 2011/2012 IPAC Annual Report. The report is publicly available on the PHC website.
Inside the report, you can find some of our key achievements from this past year, as well as the latest rates for hospital-acquired infections such as Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE) at PHC.
- We are pleased to report that overall hand hygiene compliance improved to a record 80% for 2011/12 Q4. Preliminary data suggest the sustainment of a high hand hygiene percent compliance into this fiscal year.
- Overall staff and physician hand hygiene compliance for 2011/2012 (69%) showed a 10% increase compared to 2010/2011 (59%). Thank you to everyone for your continued efforts to promote and practice good hand hygiene!
- There were no CDI outbreaks recorded for the 2011/12 fiscal year. Rates have been stable in recent years despite the introduction of a more virulent strain of CDI (especially at Mt. St. Joseph Hospital) and a more sensitive laboratory test for detecting cases.
- We noted a slight (but statistically insignificant) increase in the rate of MRSA infections/colonizations and a significant decrease in the rate of VRE infections/colonizations this year compared to last year.
IPAC is here to support your efforts in making our care facilities safe environments for patients, residents and staff.
Questions? Contact us at 604-682-2344 ext. 63553.