Central-line associated blood stream infections
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)
Why is Infection Prevention important?
Children who get an infection while in the hospital are more likely to stay sick longer and spend more days in the hospital. We will do everything we can to keep this from happening to your child and others.
Why do we measure Infection Prevention?
By working to prevent infections and measuring our progress, we are proud to show that we have some of the lowest infection rates in the country. Our surgical infection rates have gone down at least 10 percent every year for the past five years. Blood stream infections have also gone down 73 percent since 2005. In fact, our blood stream infection numbers are much lower than the national average for other children's and adult hospitals.
How do we track this?
We measure our infection rates by comparing them to years past, other hospitals, national standards and government requirements. Then, we take a long look at our results and figure out where we excel and where we can get better.