Minimising infection risksDate: Mon 9th April 2018
The concept of hygiene for health is never more relevant or more critical than in the healthcare sector itself. Hospitals are the most demanding of buildings, where the highest of hygiene standards must be consistently maintained. How has this sector progressed in recent years, what lessons have been learned and what are the key challenges to be faced in the future?
Why are hygiene and high standards of cleaning are vital in the healthcare sector and what are the consequences of poor hygiene standards?
Our understanding of the role the hospital environment plays in causing Healthcare-Acquired Infections (HAIs) continues to evolve. Within healthcare locations, HAIs create significant morbidity and mortality.
On any given day, about 80,000 patients have at least one HAI, ie, one in 18 patients in a European hospital has an HAI
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