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Infection Control Rates

As part of our hospital safety reporting, CPDMH is pleased to post-infection control rates for review.

 

Infection Control rates may vary from month to month. The smaller the facility, the greater the rates will vary. This is because a change in even one case in a small facility will cause the rate to go up and down considerably.


Review our latest Infection Control Rate data.  

 

 

Explanations:

 

Clostridium Difficile Reporting (C-Diff)

The C. Diff Infection rate is calculated as a rate per 1,000 patient days. The “total patient days” represents the sum of the number of days during which services were provided to all inpatients during the given time period.


The rate is calculated as follows:

 

Number of new hospital acquired cases of C. Diff in our facility x 1000

Total number of patient days (for one month)

 

MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteremia) 

A case is a patient identified with a laboratory confirmed bloodstream infection with methicillin resistant staphyloccus aureus (MRSA bacteremia). A blood stream infection is a single positive blood culture for MRSA.

 

Hospital Acquired MRSA

The infection is not present on admission (i.e: onset of symptoms less than 72 hours after admission) or the infection was present at the time of admission but was related to a previous admission to the same facility within the last 72 hours.

 

The rate is calculated as a rate per 1000 patient days.

The calculation of the MRSA bacteremia infection rate for the reporting period (on a quarterly basis) is:

 

Number of new hospital acquired cases of MRSA in our facility x 1000

Total number of patient days

 

VRE (Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus) Bacteremia

A case is a patient identified with laboratoy confirmed bloodstream infection with vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE bacteremia). A blood stream infection is a single positive blood culture for VRE.

 

Hospital acquired VRE

The infection was present on admission (i.e onset of symptoms less than 72 hours after admission) or the infection was present at the time of admission but was related to a previous admission to the same facility in the last 72 hours.

 

The rate is calculated as a rate per 1000 patient days.

 

The calculation of the VRE bacteremia infection rate for the reporting period ( on a quarterly basis) is:

 

Number of new hospital acquired cases of VRE in our facility x 1000

Total number of patient days