Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) are infections that are associated with interventions, devices or procedures carried out in healthcare facilities. It has previously been estimated that over 300,000 HCAIs occur annually. Published evidence suggests that at least 20% of HCAIs are avoidable and infection prevention and control strategies provide cost-effective solutions. National PPS data collected in 2012 shows the average infection rate is 6.4%. The national average antimicrobial usage is 34% . The national PVC usage is 39% and 19% for urinary catheter.
The information below provides some preliminary feedback on the number of invasive devices utilised, the number of infections identified and antimicrobial usage on the day surveillance undertaken on Ward Stroke SGH - 26/02/2018.
x4 (22%) patients had treatment commenced for community associated infection e.g. UTI, CAP
13 patients (27%) were on antibiotics for an infection
- 38% PVC
- 5% urinary catheter
- 0% CVC/PICC/other
- 5% HAI
- 22% Community Infection
13 patients did not have any signs of an infection on the day of surveillance or being treated with an antimicrobial agent. 5 patients (27%) on the ward actively receiving antimicrobials for infections or prophylaxis.
x1 (5%) patients had treatment commenced for hospital associated infection e.g. HAP