In the healthcare setting, a robust Infection Control Program involving an infectious diseases specialist is pivotal in preventing hospital acquired infections (HAIs) and leads to significantly better outcomes and cost savings.
Praxis ID provides continuous access to Infectious Diseases physician experts to each facilities' infection control program. Enhanced infection control strategies have a proven benefit in cost savings for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Praxis ID helps strengthen infection control programs; significantly reducing costs associated with inadequate infection control.
Praxis ID can:
Strengthen your facilities infection control program
Lead programs to address specific infection control issues
Contribute to other hospital committees and projects
Synergize the infection control program with antimicrobial stewardship, patient consultation and pharmacy support to provide harmonized programs, improved outcomes and cost savings across the board
Praxis ID has a proven track record of improving outcomes in C. difficile infection as well as in reducing the use of antimicrobials.
About Infection Control
Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a major cause for concern for both patients and healthcare workers. Patients, healthcare workers, and hospital visitors can all harbor infectious agents. Furthermore, pathogens can also be found in the environment, such as patient bed rails, hospital furniture, medical equipment, indwelling medical devices, and the water supply. In addition, post-surgery, there is risk of development of infection at the surgical site (surgical site infections- SSIs). C. difficile infection can also be a major problem.
To counteract HAIs, infection control becomes a mandatory strategy. Unfortunately, underserved hospitals can face several difficulties with respect to infection control. Lack of immediate access to an ID consultant, disjointed infection control programs, inappropriate antimicrobial use, and high rates of hospital-acquired infections can all be challenging issues for underserved hospitals that can thwart optimum infection control. Inadequate infection control in hospitals can jeopardize the safety of both, patients and health professionals. Limitations in infection control measures in hospitals can also lead to increased expenditure, which can negatively impact the overall functioning of the healthcare facility.