Infection Prevention Measures
Infection prevention is a critical component of safe, quality health care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year, approximately 2 million patients admitted to acute care hospitals acquire infections that were not related to the condition for which they were hospitalized. Not only do these infections cause additional medical problems for patients, but they can increase the time a patient spends in the hospital, and sometime, can result in serious illness.
The following categories are three important areas that MUSC focuses on to prevent infection.
2011 S.C. Infection preventionist of the Year, Linda Formby; PICU was recognized by Consumer Reports and the S.C. Hospital Association for infection prevention practices (no central line bloodstream infections for two years).