Select options below to view quality measures:

Infection

Infection is a recognized risk of medical care, and the risk increases for patients who have catheters (tubes) inserted. Many infections in the hospital can be prevented by taking precautionary measures, such as:

  • Following strict guidelines for inserting and using central venous catheters and other indwelling devices (tubes).
  • Healthcare workers thoroughly cleaning their hands and the hospital environment
  • Prescribing and using antibiotics appropriately
  • Other practices shown to reduce infection

While not all infections are preventable, we can look at how we compare to other hospitals. This can help us identify areas where we may be able to improve.

Below are our quality measures relating to infection and infection control:

Measures

Certified infection staff
Infection staff per 100 beds
Preventing central line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in intensive care units (Leapfrog Group)
Central line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) (CMS)
Central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) in the adult Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
Central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) in the adult Medical Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) in the adult Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit
Central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (IDPH)
Central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (IDPH)
Central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (IDPH)
Healthcare-associated bloodstream infections in newborns
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in intensive care units (Leapfrog Group)
Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) (CMS)
Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) (IDPH)
Preventing clostridium difficile infections (CDI) (Leapfrog Group)
Hospital-acquired infection in neonatal intensive care
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections (CMS)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections (IDPH)
Preventing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections (Leapfrog Group)
Sepsis care
Surgical site infection (SSI) after abdominal hysterectomy
Surgical site infection (SSI) after colon surgery
Preventing surgical site infection (SSI) after major colon surgery (Leapfrog Group)
Surgical site infection (SSI) associated with coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery
Surgical site infection (SSI) associated with total knee replacement surgery
Surgical site infection following vascular or general surgery
Urinary tract infection following vascular or general surgery